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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Evidence-based care of the child with deformational plagiocephaly, part II: Management.
Risk factors associated with deformational plagiocephaly.
Prevention of deformational plagiocephaly in neonates.
Development at age 36 months in children with deformational plagiocephaly.
The retrospective study included 1,112 children with deformational plagiocephaly who presented between February 2004 and June 2006.
In the patients with deformational plagiocephaly, the incidence of OM was not higher than that reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for children in general.
If primary care clinicians educate parents and health care professionals in newborn care units on ways to decrease infants' risk of developing deformational plagiocephaly, the incidence [of positional skull deformities] will decrease," Dr.
History and physical examination are the primary diagnostic methods for deformational plagiocephaly in infancy.
The 'epidemic' of deformational plagiocephaly and the American Academy of Pediatrics' response.
Clinical evaluation processes and procedures for the orthotic treatment of infants with deformational plagiocephaly.
If pediatricians and other primary care clinicians educate parents and health care professionals in newborn care units on ways to decrease infants' risk of developing deformational plagiocephaly, the incidence [of positional skull deformities] will decrease," Dr.
History and physical examination are the primary diagnostic criteria for deformational plagiocephaly in infancy.