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caput succedaneum

caput succedaneum in Medicine

caput succedaneum caput suc·ce·da·ne·um (sŭk'sē-dā'nē-əm)
A swelling formed on the presenting part of the head of a fetus during labor, resulting in edema and varying degrees of scalp hemorrhage.

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