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July 28, 1906

HEMATOMA OF THE NEW BORN.

Author Affiliations

SYRACUSE, N. Y.

JAMA. 1906;XLVII(4):274. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.25210040030003d
Abstract

Case 1.  —T. P. was born Aug. 20, 1893, at Hospital of the Good Shepherd; weight 4% lbs. The mother was a primipara, labor was uneventful.

History  —On the second day jaundice occurred. On the same day a swelling appeared over the right parietal bone, followed soon by a similar tumor over the left parietal. Both increased in size and were limited and separated by the parietal suture until the fifth day.Dr. John Van Duyn photographed the child and aspirated the tumors, finding blood. The jaundice deepened, the stool became green, child grew weaker, and died on the ninth day.

Autopsy.  —Postmortem by Dr. Van Duyn showed infant very thin and yellow; the internal organs were normal. The tumors were beneath the pericranium and contained about six ounces of fluid clotted blood (Fig. 1).

Case 2.  —T. K. was born March 17, 1906; weight 9 lbs.

History.  —The labor,

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