Surgical management of calcified cephalhematoma and associated skull defect in infancy

Ann Plast Surg. 1995 Jan;34(1):99-102. doi: 10.1097/00000637-199501000-00022.


Cephalhematoma is a collection of blood under the periosteum of the skull and is frequently associated with traumatic delivery. The distinct calcified form of this disease is rare and has not been reported in the plastic surgery literature. In this report, we present an infant with a large calcified cephalhematoma associated with a skull defect and discuss its management.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Calcinosis / complications*
  • Female
  • Hematoma / complications*
  • Hematoma / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Skull / abnormalities*
  • Skull / surgery*