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Figure 5.13. In rare cases marked pressure of the shoulder on the fetal head in utero can result in a depression over the temporal area. Note the ear is pushed forward.

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Figure 5.14. The same infant in its "position-of-comfort" shows that the shoulder caused the depression and abnormal appearance of the ear.

Figure 5.13. In rare cases marked pressure of the shoulder on the fetal head in utero can result in a depression over the temporal area. Note the ear is pushed forward.

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Figure 5.15. This infant with asymmetry of the jaw at birth was noted to have some abrasions on the neck. Skin abrasions can occur in relation to a postural deformity.

Figure 5.16. ihe same infant showing its "position-of-comfort" in utero.

Figure 5.17. There is marked asymmetry of the face in this infant. When the face and head are straightened, the infant is very uncomfortable and cries.

Figure 5.16. ihe same infant showing its "position-of-comfort" in utero.

Figure 5.18. The same infant quiets down immediately when allowed to go into its "position-of-comfort" in utero. This also demonstrates the reason for the asymmetry of the face.

Figure 5.17. There is marked asymmetry of the face in this infant. When the face and head are straightened, the infant is very uncomfortable and cries.

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Figure 5.20. Asymmetry of the face occurring as a result of a "position-of-comfort" deformity.

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Figure 5.21. The same infant shows that the asymmetry is due to its left foot being placed up against the side of the face and jaw. Another example of "position-of-com-fort" deformity.

Figure 5.22. Malocclusion of the jaw may occur if there is a marked and prolonged positional deformity. Infants with malocclusion should be followed as the malocclusion may require treatment at a later date.

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Figure 5.23. There is asymmetry of the nostrils in this infant. Note the vertical left nostril and horizontal right nostril. This can occur as a result of a postural deformity or dislocation of the nasal cartilage.

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Figure 5.24. The same infant shows that the asymmetry was associated with a postural deformity due to pressure of the right hand on the nose in utero. This invariably corrects spontaneously.

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