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plagiocephaly

 [pla″je-o-sef´ah-le]
distortion of the shape of the skull resulting from premature closure of the cranial sutures. adj., adj plagiocephal´ic.

pla·gi·o·ceph·a·ly

(plā'jē-ō-sef'ă-lē),
An asymmetric craniostenosis due to premature closure of the lambdoid and coronal sutures on one side; characterized by an oblique deformity of the cranium.
[G. plagios, oblique, + kephalē, head]

plagiocephaly

/pla·gio·ceph·a·ly/ (pla″je-o-sef´ah-le) an asymmetric condition of the head, due to irregular closure of the cranial sutures.plagiocephal´ic

plagiocephaly

(plā′jē-ō-sĕf′ə-lē)
n.
An asymmetrical deformity of the skull due to premature closure of the lambdoid and coronal sutures on one side.

pla′gi·o·ce·phal′ic (-sə-făl′ĭk) adj.

plagiocephaly

[plā′jē·ōsef′əlē]
Etymology: Gk, plagios, askew, kephale, head
a congenital malformation of the skull in which premature or irregular closure of the coronal or lambdoidal sutures results in asymmetric growth of the head, giving it a twisted, lopsided appearance so that the maximum length is not along the midline but on a diagonal. Also called plagiocephalism. See also craniostenosis. plagiocephalic, plagiocephalous, adj.

pla·gi·o·ceph·a·ly

(plā'jē-ō-sef'ă-lē)
An asymmetric craniostenosis due to premature closure of the lambdoid and coronal sutures on one side; characterized by an oblique deformity of the cranium.
Synonym(s): asynclitism of the skull.
[G. plagios, oblique, + kephalē, head]

plagiocephaly

A skull deformity in which the major dimension is on a diagonal because of premature closure of the SUTURES on one side.

plagiocephaly (plāˈ·jē··seˑ·f·lē),

n a medical condition occurring in infants; distinguished by the reshaped, flattened, or deformed appearance of the skull. It develops as a result of constant pressure being placed on one area of the thin and flexible skull of the infant. Can be corrected if treated early; techniques involving direct cranial molding often provide the best results.

pla·gi·o·ceph·a·ly

(plā'jē-ō-sef'ă-lē)
An asymmetric craniostenosis due to premature closure of the lambdoid and coronal sutures on one side; characterized by an oblique deformity of the cranium.
Synonym(s): asynclitism of the skull.
[G. plagios, oblique, + kephalē, head]

plagiocephaly (plā´jēōsef´əlē),

n a condition characterized by an asymmetrical skull with flat spots. Temporomandibular joint disorder, as well as auditory and visual disturbances, may result if left untreated. If diagnosed during infancy, the condition can be treated with cranial orthotics.

plagiocephaly

bizarre distortion of the shape of the skull resulting from irregular closure of the cranial sutures.
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Among infants with mild-to-moderate plagiocephaly, helmet therapy was rated successful in 83 percent of those who started before 24 weeks.
Synostotic plagiocephaly or craniosynostosis refers to a rare condition caused by the premature fusion of one or more cranial sutures.
Recommendations for prevention and management of plagiocephaly include early introduction of counter-positioning of the infant's head and cot location, with supervised play in prone or 'tummy- time' when the infant is awake, adding physiotherapy referral if there torticollis (Mawji et al 2013; Saeed et al 2008; Persing et al 2003; Davis et al 1998).
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.
Plagiocephaly Treatments, Dynamic Orthotic Cranioplasty and Soft Helmets.
Steve Mottram, Managing Director and Consultant Orthotist at Technology in Motion, one of the UK's top plagiocephaly clinics, said:
The reason plagiocephaly is concerning to health care practitioners is that if it is not diagnosed and treated early, the changes in head shape and facial features described above can be permanent.
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.
Microcephaly had resulted from early closure of sagittal and coronal sutures and lambdoid suture while plagiocephaly resulted from early metopic suture closure.
Frontal plagiocephaly secondary to synostosis of the frontosphenodial suture: Case report.
Alfie was diagnosed with plagiocephaly, & brachycephaly and torticollis last month.