What is cephalohematoma?
A cephalohematoma is the collection of blood between a skull bone and its periosteum. This is why a cephalohematoma does not cross suture lines. Causes include: low forceps birth, difficult forceps rotation and extraction, and spontaneous birth from pressure against the maternal bony pelvis. a complication of a cephalohematoma is jaundice due to hemolysis of RBCs as the cephalohematoma resolves.