Ossified Encapsulated Cephalhematoma

Sarut Chaisrisawadisuk, Hung Bing Tiong, Jill Lipsett, Peter J. Anderson

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Ossified cephalhematoma is a rare congenital condition that may be found if newborn cephalhematoma is not resolved. Here, however, the authors report an exceptional case of an 8-month-old baby presenting with an ossified cephalhematoma in the right parieto-occipital area. Pre-operative imaging showed a calcified subperiosteal hematoma. He underwent hematoma excision with bone contouring procedures. A histopathological study showed hemosiderin-laden macrophages with blood and pseudocyst walls. The authors also discuss the possible pathogenesis of the ossified cephalhematoma and its treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E88-E89
JournalJournal of Craniofacial Surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished or Issued - 1 Jan 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • Excision
  • histopathological assessment
  • ossified cephalhematoma
  • pathogenesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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