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Acute otitis media after forceps delivery
  1. S Verd
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr S Verd
 Paediatric Clinic, AV Alejandro Rosselo, 10, 07002 Palma de Mallorca, Spain;

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While running an ambulatory paediatric clinic, the mother of a crying baby wondered whether forceps delivered babies were more prone to otitis than other babies. To our knowledge, this association has not been reported. But, on the other hand, facial nerve injury is more common among those delivered by forceps1; it is caused by compression of diploic bone of the mastoid process where the facial nerve is located superficially.2 It is clear that this kind of …

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