Surgical Treatment of Ossified Cephalhematoma in Young Child : Journal of Craniofacial Surgery

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Surgical Treatment of Ossified Cephalhematoma in Young Child

Kashiyama, Kazuya MD, PhD*; Yoshida, Koichi MD; Iida, Rina MD*,‡

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The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery 34(1):p e57-e59, January/February 2023. | DOI: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000008981


Cephalhematoma is a subperiosteal collection of blood. The lesion generally spontaneously resolves, but if cephalhematoma persists beyond this period, it typically begins to ossify and may require surgical treatment for correction. The incidence of ossified cephalhematoma is rare, and its pathogenesis is unclear. There have been reports of surgical treatment of ossified cephalhematoma in newborns and infants, but few reports in 5-year-old children. We experienced the surgical treatment of an ossified cephalhematoma in a 5-year-old boy. We performed periosteal reattachment with onlay bone autograft. Follow-up examination at 2 years revealed a good cosmetic result and a computed tomography scan showed excellent reconstitution of the contour of the skull.

Copyright © 2022 by Mutaz B. Habal, MD

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