brachycephaly


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brachycephaly

[‚brak·i′sef·ə·lē]
(anthropology)
The state of being brachycephalic.
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Deformational plagiocephaly, brachycephaly, and scaphocephaly.
The primary outcome was improvement in skull shape at age 24 months as measured by the oblique diameter difference index (ODDI), a unitless measurement of plagiocephaly calculated by taking the ratio of measures of 2 dimensions of cranial diameter, and the cranioproportional index (CPI), a similar measurement of brachycephaly. Infants were considered fully recovered if they achieved an ODDI score of <104% and a CPI score of <90%.
In the group examined, brachycephaly (18%) was the least frequently observed category (Figure 2).
Premature fusion of the coronal suture may occur unilaterally (anterior plagiocephaly) or bilaterally (brachycephaly).
For example, researchers are beginning to identify which genes cause a Bulldog or a Pug to have short pushed-in faces, or brachycephaly, and those that cause Saluki's or collies to have narrow, elongated snouts, or dolichocephaly.
The morphological USG allows identifying the fetus phenotypic alterations already described previously, such as: bone changes in hands and fingers (short and broad hands, clinodactyly, hypoplasia or absence of the middle phalanx), short femur and humerus, increase in the interocular distance, low-set ears, brachycephaly, macroglossia with mouth ajar.
All children were diagnosed as DS on the basis of their phenotypic findings like mongoloid facies, brachycephaly, depressed nasal bridge,
The patient had dysmorphic characteristics including bilateral wide and borderline low-set ears, brachycephaly, low frontal hair line, wide and prominent nose, micrognatia and microcephaly.
Now six-month-old Lucy has been diagnosed with severe Brachycephaly and Plagiocephaly, commonly known as Flat Head Syndrome (FHS), causing her head to be misshapen.
Now six-months-old Lucy has been diagnosed with severe Brachycephaly and Plagiocephaly, commonly known as Flat Head Syndrome (FHS), causing her head to misshapen.