plagiocephaly


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Related to plagiocephaly: torticollis

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

(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.

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.

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]
References in periodicals archive ?
Previous studies suggest that 58% to 97% of infants with plagiocephaly had a history of limitation of neck function or head rotational asymmetry (Hutchison, Stewart, & Mitchell, 2009; Rogers, Oh, & Mulliken, 2009), and 35% had torticollis (Marchac, Armaud, Di Rocco, Michienzi, & Renier, 2011).
However, there is controversy about how plagiocephaly should be managed, the effectiveness of current guidelines such as helmet therapy (van Wijk et al 2014; Graham et al 2005), whether it causes developmental delay (Collett et al 2013; Darrah and Bartlett 2013) or is an indication of prior risk of delayed development (Branch et al 2015; Knight et al 2013; Shweikeh et al 2013; Bialocerkowski et al 2008; Biggs 2004; Persing et al 2003).
* Safe sleep environment and positioning: place baby in a supine sleep position for SIDS risk reduction; provide parent/caregiver education on safe sleep guidelines and tummy time to minimize developmental plagiocephaly. (2, 11)
Earlier studies have suggested that physical therapy might be effective for plagiocephaly caught early (7 and 8 weeks of age).
Many of those in the untreated group would have had 'mild' plagiocephaly, which is already known to correct itself in most cases.
Mitchell, "Plagiocephaly and brachycephaly in the first two years of life: a prospective cohort study," Pediatrics, vol.
However, putting infants to sleep on their backs has been thought to contribute to an increase in infants with flat spots on the backs of their heads, a condition known as positional plagiocephaly.
The most commonly encountered single suture synostoses are the sagittal suture (scaphocephaly) and the coronal suture (plagiocephaly).
Now six-month-old Lucy has been diagnosed with severe Brachycephaly and Plagiocephaly, commonly known as Flat Head Syndrome (FHS), causing her head to be misshapen.
Now six-months-old Lucy has been diagnosed with severe Brachycephaly and Plagiocephaly, commonly known as Flat Head Syndrome (FHS), causing her head to misshapen.
Two had hypertelorism; one associated with frontonasal encephalocoele; one with plagiocephaly, one had Scaphocephaly and one with microcephaly.