plagiocephaly

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congenital malformation of the skull in which the main axis of the skull is oblique

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After completing this learning activity, the learner will be able to discuss deformational plagiocephaly and the necessary steps to prevent it.
Deformational plagiocephaly and craniosynostosis: Trends in diagnosis and treatment after the "Back to Sleep" campaign.
Consider early PT to prevent severe deformational plagiocephaly. J Fam Pract.
Deformational plagiocephaly previously has been reported to be associated with otitis media (OM), but this study did not fend a significant association.
Deformational plagiocephaly (DP), a frequently occurring pediatric condition, is characterised by changes in skull shape in the absence of craniosynostosis.
Brandon, aged nine months, has a condition called deformational plagiocephaly, commonly known as flat-head syndrome.
When placed under constant pressure from being slept on, or always laying in one position, the favored side of the head can become flat or misshapen, which is called positional or deformational plagiocephaly. Plagiocephaly can cause noted facial asymmetry, which understandably, is very upsetting to parents.
The condition that Lucy suffers from is called Flat Head Syndrome, known medically as positional or deformational plagiocephaly. It appears at birth when the several plates that make up the skull are not perfectly symmetrical and result in a flat area at the back or side of the head.
Since 1992, when the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and others recommended that parents place babies on their backs to sleep to reduce the risk of SIDS, there has been a significant increase in the diagnosis of deformational plagiocephaly linked to infants resting their heads on one area of the skull.
Washington, Mar 11 (ANI): Researchers from Hasbro Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston have identified risk factors for the severity of asymmetrical head shapes, known as deformational plagiocephaly (DP), or more commonly as flat head syndrome.
Positional or deformational plagiocephaly is a disorder that has been defined as asymmetry of the skull resulting from abnormal forces acting on a normally developing cranium.
Since the AAP's 1992 recommendation that parents place babies on their backs to sleep to reduce the risk of SIDS, there has been a significant increase in the diagnosis of deformational plagiocephaly linked to infants resting their heads on one area of the skull.
Deformational plagiocephaly may be the result of a variety of factors including a restrictive intrauterine environment, torticollis, a strong preference for sleeping on one side when supine, or neurologic impairments (Clarren, 1981).