plagiocephaly

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plagiocephaly

(ˌpleɪdʒɪəʊˈsɛfəlɪ)
n
(Medicine) med a condition in which an infant's skull is flattened on one side

plagiocephalism, plagiocephaly

a deformity of the skull in which one side is more developed in the front, and the other more developed in the rear. — plagiocephalic, plagiocephalous, adj.
See also: Head
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Noun1.plagiocephaly - congenital malformation of the skull in which the main axis of the skull is oblique
deformity, malformation, misshapenness - an affliction in which some part of the body is misshapen or malformed
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Plagiocephaly, or deformational plagiocephaly, which is the flattening of one side of the head, has become increasingly common since the early 1990s when the American Academy of Pediatrics began recommending that infants be positioned on their backs to sleep in an effort to prevent SIDS.
Case-control study of neurodevelopment in deformational plagiocephaly.
Positional or deformational plagiocephaly may occur when external forces shape an infant's skull while it is still soft and malleable, such as extended time spent lying on a hard surface or in one position.
Summary of: van Vlimmeren LA, van der Graaf Y, Boere-Boonekamp MM, L'Hoir MP, Helders PJM, Engelbert RHH (2008) Effect of Pediatric Physical Therapy on Deformational Plagiocephaly in Children with Positional Preference--A randomised controlled trial.