• Etiology: birth trauma from skull being scraped along ischial spines resulting in subperiosteal hemorrhage
  • Imaging: fluid collection in subcutaneous tissue that does not cross sutures, contains blood, can calcify over time, most commonly parietal, rarely see fractures
  • Clinical: can last for years

Radiology Cases of Cephalohematoma

Radiograph of calcified cephalohematoma
AP radiograph of the skull shows bilateral calcified cresenteric areas in the subcutaneous tissues on the top of the skull that do not cross suture lines.