plagiocephaly


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plagiocephaly

[‚plā·jē·ō′sef·ə·lē]
(medicine)
A type of strongly asymmetric cranial deformation, in which the anterior portion of one side and the posterior portion of the opposite side of the skull are developed more than their counterparts so that the maximum length of the skull is not in the midline but on a diagonal.
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She had plagiocephaly with moderate brachycephaly and asymmetries of her skull.
Steve Mottram, Managing Director and Consultant Orthotist at Technology in Motion, one of the UK's top plagiocephaly clinics, said:
FLAT Head Syndrome is the common term for Brachycephaly, a flattening at the back of a baby's head making it appear wide, and Plagiocephaly, a flattening at the sides of the head causing features to look asymmetrical.
Positional or deformational plagiocephaly may occur when external forces shape an infant's skull while it is still soft and malleable, such as extended time spent lying on a hard surface or in one position.
However, the craniofacial asymmetry, plagiocephaly, compensatory scoliosis, delayed achievement of early motor milestones and functional asymmetry similar to hemiplegia reported in inadequately managed CMT (Ohman et al, 2009; Yu, 2004; Cheng et al, 2001b; Binder et al, 1987) compels the argument toward physiotherapy treatment intervention.
Deformational plagiocephaly (DP), a frequently occurring pediatric condition, is characterised by changes in skull shape in the absence of craniosynostosis.
a) Clinical diagnosis Cases, n Gene Mutations (cases, n) Apert syndrome 9 FGFR2 S252W (7) S253R (2) Crouzon syndrome 11 FGFR2 C342Y (2) S347C (2) C342S (1) C278F (1) S354C (1) D336G (1) Pfeiffer syndrome 6 FGFR2 C342S (2) A344P (1) C342R (1) F276V (1) Saethre-Chotzen syndrome 8 TWIST1 R116L (1) K145E (1) FGFR3 P250R (2) Plagiocephaly 36 TWIST1 R154T (1) FGFR3 P250R (9) Brachicephaly 22 TWIST1 N114T (1) R118L (1) R118H (1) FGFR3 P250R (4) Complex cases 5 FGFR2 C278F (1) Mixed cases 43 TWIST1 K145N (1) 221delC (1) FGFR3 P250R (1) Syndromic cases 19 (a) Apert, Crouzon, Pfeiffer, and Saethre-Chotzen syndromes are classic acrocephalosyndactyly syndromes.
Connor, of Kilmarnock, was born with plagiocephaly, also known as Flat Head Syndrome.
I think your grandson has a condition called flat- ead syndrome or positional plagiocephaly.
One year-old Alex Ava Morley, from Knowsley, suffers from frontal plagiocephaly, a condition in which a baby's head becomes flattened at the front.
The figures were suggested to have been 10% six years ago, and the FSID believes the increase may be because of increasing publicity about 'flat head syndrome', or plagiocephaly.