What is it?

A calcified cephalohematoma is a rare complication that can occur after a cephalohematoma, which is a collection of blood that forms between the skull and the outermost layer of the membrane covering the brain. A calcified cephalohematoma occurs when the blood in the hematoma calcifies, or turns into bone.

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Signs & symptoms

Symptoms of a calcified cephalohematoma can include:

- A visible lump or bump on the head
- Reduced skull growth or deformity
- Neurological symptoms such as seizures, weakness, or developmental delays


The diagnosis of a calcified cephalohematoma is typically made based on imaging studies such as X-rays or CT scans, which can show the presence of calcification within the hematoma.


Treatment for a calcified cephalohematoma may depend on the severity of symptoms and the extent of skull deformity. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to remove the calcified mass and correct any underlying skull abnormalities. However, in other cases, observation and monitoring may be sufficient.

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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