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.
While Plagiocephaly refers to flatness at the sides of the head, Lucy also has brachycephaly which is flatness at the back of the head.
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.
Adam suffers from brachycephaly, more commonly known as flathead syndrome, while his brother Luke has plagiocephaly, a more complicated head deformity, and some muscular difficulties.
While some maintain that moulding helmets have an important role in the management of certain cases of plagiocephaly, (3) the Dublin researchers (1) ask whether plagiocephaly has been observed in a seven- or 15-year old UK child, and why practitioners should not learn from traditional practices in the Middle East and East Asia where 'back to sleep' has long been utilised for infants, maintaining that deformational brachycephaly is a self-resolving phenomenon.
Second trimester ultrasound markers for trisomy 21 include: Brachycephaly, mild ventriculomegaly, nuchal oedema (or nuchal fold thickness), nasal hypoplasia, cardiac defects (manily atrioventricular septal defects), duodenal atresia and echogenic bowel, mild hydronephrosis, shortening of both the femur and more so, the humerus, sandal gap and clinodactyly or midphylanx hypoplasia of the fifth finger.
Our results are also in agreement with those of authors who found a correlation between otitis media and brachycephaly.
700 g); facial dysmorphia, brachycephaly, lamellar ichthyosis involving the whole integument, and pyodermic foci on scalp and buttocks; and polysplenia with a pancreas of normal size.
At the time of birth, Mesocephaly dominated in Banias, Brachycephaly in Jat Sikhs and Dolichocephaly in Majhbi Sikhs.
Five-month-old Alfie Hamilton has been diagnosed with severe plagiocephaly and brachycephaly - often called "flathead syndrome" - which can lead to permanent disfigurement.
According to their findings, Akhenaten and Tutankhamun had brachycephaly, which can occur in LDS patients (Table 1).