• Bruising Behind the Ears in a Neonate

    1 day ago - By The Journal of Pediatrics

    A term, appropriate for gestational age female neonate presented with bilateral retroauricular bruising on day 3 of life. Birth was complicated by prolonged labor. Vacuum assisted vaginal delivery was attempted, however due to failure to progress, a cesarean delivery was required. Apgar scores were 6 and 7 at 1 minute and 5 minutes of life. Initial vital signs were remarkable for tachycardia and tachypnea requiring a brief period of respiratory support with CPAP in the delivery room. Physical examination at birth showed fluctuant swelling on the parieto-occipital area concerning for a...
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