The sucking pads in an infant a few days after birth were found to be coincidentally enlarged, both visibly and palpably, but not sensitive to touch. By their prominence at this early time of life, they offered a clinical picture which was striking. There was no wasting of the surrounding superficial fat which would cause the fat pads to stand out in contrast, such as is noticeable in atrophic infants.
REPORT OF CASE
History.—A Negro boy, born in the University of Kansas Hospital on April 7, 1929, weighed 5 pounds (2,268 Gm.) at birth. The mother was then in a pre-eclamptic condition. There was no syphilis in the family. This child was the twelfth pregnancy; the first ten children were living. The delivery was simple, lasting one hour and forty-three minutes. No instruments were used, and the infant was not injured. However, he had a poor oolor at birth,
NEFF FC, BILLINGSLEY JA. HYPERPLASIA OF THE CORPORA ADIPOSA BUCCARUM: IN A NEW-BORN INFANT. Am J Dis Child. 1930;40(4):813–817. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1930.01940040110012
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