Figure 4.19. Trauma from a forceps delivery. Forceps marks on die cheek are fairly common. Rarely, a transient facial palsy may be associated widi this type of trauma and occasionally the forceps may actually traumatize the skin, leading to ulceration.

Figure 4.20. Forceps mark following delivery. The pressure of the forceps blade may result in damage to the underlying tissue and, as in this infant, subcutaneous fat necrosis may occur.

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