- Chignon (medical term)
Chignon (medical term) Classification and external resources
A baby's scalp showing the effects of a vacuum extraction.
ICD-10 P12.1 ICD-9 767.19
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.
See Chignon (hairstyle) for non-medical usage of the term.
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