(DP) is the leading cause of head shape abnormalities in infants, and it is characterized by an asymmetrical distortion of the skull resulting from external forces (Rogers, 2011a, b).
In positional or deformational plagiocephaly
the ear is displaced anteriorly and the frontal protuberance is ipsilateral (Kabbani and Raghuveer 2004) (figure 1).
Effect of pediatric physical therapy on deformational plagiocephaly
in children with positional preference: a randomized controlled trial.
This report includes introductory information on deformational plagiocephaly
(DP) and congenital muscular torticollis (CMT), current guidelines related to skull deformity and positioning, and teaching ideas for parents/caregivers of newborns.
Diagnosis and management of 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.
Children with deformational plagiocephaly
do not have significantly higher rates of otitis media, compared with children in the general population, according to a recent study.
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.
The Linthorpe couple said they spotted the tot's misshapen skull - medically known as deformational plagiocephaly
- at an early stage.
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
The condition that Lucy suffers from is called Flat Head Syndrome, known medically as positional or deformational plagiocephaly