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Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
Print version ISSN 0365-0596
On-line version ISSN 1806-4841
OLIVEIRA, Ana Cristina Santos; SELORES, Manuela and PEREIRA, Olga. Fat necrosis of the newborn: report on two cases. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2011, vol.86, n.4, suppl.1, pp.114-117. ISSN 0365-0596. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962011000700030.
Subcutaneous fat necrosis of the newborn is an uncommon disorder occurring during the prenatal stage. Generally occurring in full-term neonates or during the first four weeks after a traumatic delivery, the disorder is characterized by the appearance of hard subcutaneous nodules or plaques on the trunk, buttocks or thighs. It is normally a benign and transient condition, although it may be complicated by hypocalcemia, which requires close monitoring until skin lesions are cured. The authors describe two cases of subcutaneous fat necrosis of the newborn, one occurring in a full-term neonate and the other in a premature newborn, both related to traumatic delivery and fetal distress
Keywords : Dystocia; Infant, newborn, diseases; Fat necrosis; Hypocalcemia.