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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Current concepts in deformational plagiocephaly. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, 22(1), 6-8.
Evidence-based care of the child with deformational plagiocephaly, part II: Management.
Development at age 36 months in children with deformational plagiocephaly. Pediatrics, 131:e109.
Management of deformational plagiocephaly: repositioning versus orthotic therapy.
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.
At the 4-month appointment, it had not changed, so the doctor referred us to a craniologist," relates Holly Cornish from Los Angeles, California, whose son was diagnosed with congenital muscular torticollis and deformational plagiocephaly at five months.
It is also called positional or deformational plagiocephaly. It is caused by pressure on part of the skull and can occur while the baby is still developing in the womb but flattening, which occurs after the baby is born, has become more frequent.
"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.
Clinical evaluation processes and procedures for the orthotic treatment of infants with deformational plagiocephaly. Journal of Prosthetics & Orthotics., 2004; 16(4S): 24-7.
Car seats, infant carriers and swings: their role in deformational plagiocephaly. Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics, 2003; 15(3): 102-6.
"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.