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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Deformational plagiocephaly: A follow-up of head shape, parental concern and neurodevelopment at ages 3 and 4 years.
Risk factors associated with deformational plagiocephaly. Pediatrics, 124(6), e1126-e1133.
Neurodevelopmental delays in children with deformational plagiocephaly. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 117(1), 207218.
Comparisons and treatment practices between neurosurgeons and plastic surgeons for infants with deformational plagiocephaly. Journal of Neurosurgery.
Evidence-based care of the child with deformational plagiocephaly. Part I: Assessment and diagnosis.
Severe deformational plagiocephaly: Long-term results of surgical treatments.
Head shape measurement standards and cranial orthoses in the treatment of infants with deformational plagiocephaly. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 50(8), 568-576.
Caption: Figure 1: Positional or deformational plagiocephaly (left) and lambdoid craniosynostosis (right) (https://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/health/c/craniosynostosis/).
The techniques also are recommended if deformational plagiocephaly has been diagnosed to minimize progression of the condition.
The beginnings of helmet therapy for the treatment of deformational plagiocephaly. Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics, 2004; 16(4S): 3-4.
History and physical examination are the primary diagnostic criteria for deformational plagiocephaly in infancy.
An infant born with a typical rounded head who develops parallelogram deformity and occipital flattening after a few weeks likely has deformational plagiocephaly.