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From: Palatal development of preterm and low birthweight infants compared to term infants – What do we know? Part 1: The palate of the term newborn

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a-e Facial appearance (a, b), circular open bite (c) and palatal aspect (d) of a postnatally orotracheally intubated preterm infant in the initial phase of the dentition. Notice that the teeth of the child are 'in occlusion' on Figures a-c. The food intake – limited to soft or mashed foods due to the extreme dysgnathia – leads to marked frustration. The infant is teased because of its eating problems and the shape of its jaw and head. Radiography revealed premature ossification of the median suture (e).

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