deformational plagiocephaly


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deformational plagiocephaly

Plagiocephaly on one side the skull of an infant, usually after repeatedly sleeping in a single position, e.g. on the infant's back, to prevent SIDS.

It can usually be treated nonoperatively by repositioning the developing infant frequently, or by having the child wear a protective, adjustable helmet while resting.

Synonym: positional plagiocephaly
See also: plagiocephaly
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