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
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Two-thirds of them also experienced flat spots on their heads called plagiocephaly, which commonly occurs in babies with torticollis and is related to spending too much time lying down in one position.
It led to plagiocephaly, also known as flat head syndrome, because Conall was lying in the same position for months.
Denby Dale couple Ash and Narelle Gibbs launched a Just-Giving appeal to raise money for the plagiocephaly helmet which is not available on the NHS.
The present study shows that age at the start of treatment and positional plagiocephaly severity affect the duration and effectiveness of helmet therapy," according to the report by Felix Kunz, DMD, of University Hospital Wrzburg, Germany, and colleagues.
Deformational plagiocephaly (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).
The term plagiocephaly is nonspecific and used 'to denote an asymmetrical head shape' (Inverso et al 2015, p348).
This reduces the risk for gastroesophageal reflux and positional plagiocephaly.
Plagiocephaly, already referred to in the section on scaphocephaly, is characterized by an asymmetrical distortion (lateral flattening) of the skull.
States of Permanence and Impermanence" deserves special mention; it skillfully sets the scene for a son's plagiocephaly treatment while subtly reflecting on fragility and hope.
Gary and wife Michelle have set up The Alfie Fund in the name of their five month old son to help others with plagiocephaly and brachycephaly.
The parents of a 6-month-old girl with moderate plagiocephaly bring their daughter in for a well child visit.
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.