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Ossification of cephalhaematoma
  1. S Mandal
  1. Department of Pediatrics, Bankura Sammilani Medical College and Hospital, Bankura, West Bengal, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Subinay Mandal, Departmentof Pediatrics, Bankura Sammilani Medical College and Hospital, 4 No Sarani, Uttar Pratap Bagan, Bankura, West Bengal 722101, India; subinay_ped{at}

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A 7-week-old male infant was presented with hard swelling over the left parietal region deforming the shape of the head. The baby was born vaginally at 35 weeks of gestation, and the birth weight was 1.9 kg. On the first day, the mother noticed a soft swelling over the left part of baby's head. The baby developed jaundice, for which phototherapy was given for 3 days. The swelling over the head had gradually hardened …

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  • Competing interests None.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Ethics approval This study was conducted with the approval of the ethical committee of the local authority of Bankura Sammilani Medical College.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.