Caput Succedaneum


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Caput Succedaneum

 

edema of soft tissues (skin, subcutaneous tissue) in a newborn infant; the condition develops on that part of the fetus that first passes through the birth canal (head, buttocks, perineum, thigh, shin). Uncomplicated caput succedaneum disappears in a few days.

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In addition to subgaleal hemorrhage, code 767.1 was used to indicate diagnoses of caput succedaneum, cephalhematoma, and chignon, a situation that made it difficult to track the incidence and causes of subgaleal hemorrhage.
Although all infants exposed to vacuum assisted delivery devices will have a caput succedaneum, care providers need to be aware that two major life-threatening complications following use of vacuum assisted devices have been reported: