Chignon (medical term)
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For the hair pattern, see Chignon (hairstyle).
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A baby's scalp showing the effects of a vacuum extraction.
A chignon is a temporary swelling left on an infant's head after a ventouse suction cap has been used to deliver him or her. It is not a sign of serious injury and may take as little as two hours or as long as two weeks to disappear.
- Modanlou, H. "Neonatal Subgaleal Hemorrhage Following Vacuum Extraction Delivery". The Internet Journal of Pediatrics and Neonatology 5 (2).
- chignon at GPnotebook
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