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brachycephaly

 [brak″e-sef´ah-le]
the state of being brachycephalic.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

brach·y·ceph·a·ly

(brak'ē-sef'ă-lē),
Disproportionate shortness of head, the cranium having a cephalic index over 80; among the brachycephalic races are Native Americans, Malays, and Burmese.
[brachy- + G. kephalē, head]
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brachycephaly

A disproportionately short and broad head.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

brachycephaly

Brachycephalia, brachycephalism A disproportionately short head
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

brach·y·ceph·a·ly

(brak'ē-sef'ă-lē)
Shortness or broadness of the head.
[brachy- + G. kephalē, head]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

brach·y·ceph·a·ly

(brak'ē-sef'ă-lē)
Disproportionate shortness of head, the cranium having a cephalic index over 80; among the brachycephalic races are Native Americans, Malays, and Burmese.
[brachy- + G. kephalē, head]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Brachycephaly occurs more often in males than in females in case of infants from the age group of 7-12 months (P = 0.041).
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.
Alfie was diagnosed with plagiocephaly, & brachycephaly and torticollis last month.
Routine ultrasonography revealed a single dead fetus in cephalic presentation with mild hydrocephalus and brachycephaly. The ultrasound also reported anterior narrowing of the skull, short ribs, narrow thorax, increased nuchal translucency, frontal bossing, short fetal limbs and protuberant abdomen.
Localization of canine Brachycephaly using an across breed mapping approach.
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.
Emmez H et al (8), created a skull simulation model for the surgical treatment of brachycephaly. This model was available for mature surgeons for preoperative surgical planning and with the goal to find new techniques, predict the outcome of the operation, use the model in all complex and syndromic craniosynostoses for both better results and reducing the operative time and associated blood loss.
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. (8,14)