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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The appointment was a very simple consultation with the doctor, who at the time didn't feel Baby M was in need of plagiocephaly therapy or a helmet and felt the condition would correct itself by the time he was two.
Helmet therapy is recommended as soon as a child is diagnosed with plagiocephaly. Babies who start wearing helmets a little later may have to wear them for a longer period of time.
Abbasnezhad, A survey of the surgical correction results of unicoronal synostotic plagiocephaly in the patients referring to Mofid Hospital in 1392-1395, Plastic surgery [MD thesis], School of Medicine Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, 2018.
However, a study by Mawji, Vollman, Hatfield, McNeil, and Suave (2013) indicated the incidence of plagiocephaly was estimated at 46.6%.
Plagiocephaly is an unexpected outcome of the successful strategy to prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) which was endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) introduced in 1992.
The framework for early newborn positioning is based on the report "Nonsynostotic Deformational Plagiocephaly: Understand, Screen, and Intervene" (1) and on recommendations by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and Bright Future related to infant sleep environment, (2, 3) and screening for skull deformity.
There are 2 common forms of PSD: plagiocephaly, and brachycephaly.
The Dutch study found no differences in the change score at 2 years of age for both plagiocephaly and brachycephaly in 84 infants randomized either to 6 months of helmet therapy or to the natural course of the condition, according to a study published in BMJ (2014;348:g2741 [doi: 10.
The Dutch study (1) investigated the success rate of plagiocephaly treatment.
The studies indicated that the most frequent forms of deformation are plagiocephaly and brachycephaly, as well as their combinations [7].