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oligohydramnios facies

Thursday 19 February 2004

Potter facies results from a facial compression on uterine wall during an oligohydramnios sequence.

Synopsis

- wide-set eyes
- V-shaped epicanthic fold
- accentuation of the subpalpebral fold
- nasal deformations (deformed nose)

  • low nasal bridge
  • flattened nasal tip
  • prominent alae nasi
  • squashed nose

- ears deformations (deformed ear

- receding chin
- retrognathia, micrognathia
- losse skin

See also

- oligohydramnios sequence (Potter sequence)

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