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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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.
A common condition, DP has been referred to by many names, such as deformational posterior plagiocephaly, positional plagiocephaly, posterior plagiocephaly, occipital plagiocephaly, nonsynostosis plagiocephaly, or plagiocephaly without synostosis (Flannery, Looman, & Kemper, 2012; Laughlin, Luerssen, & Dias, for the Committee on Practice and Ambulatory Medicine Section on Neurological Surgery, 2011; Looman & Flannery, 2012; Shweikeh, Nuno, Danielpour, Krieger, & Drazin, 2013).
This reduces the risk for gastroesophageal reflux and positional plagiocephaly.
Prevalence of positional plagiocephaly in teens born after the "Back to Sleep" campaign.
Positional plagiocephaly, Part 1: A practical guide to evaluation.
Now, aged five months, Faith, who has a twin Grace, has been diagnosed with positional plagiocephaly, also known as flat-head syndrome, a condition which is not shared by her sister.
According to the findings, positional plagiocephaly affected 46.
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.
I have definitely seen an increase in positional plagiocephaly and torticollis with lack of tummy time.
Every mother leaving hospital with a new baby is given a leaflet explaining the importance of time on their front for motor and sensory skills development and to help prevent the back of their head from flattening - positional plagiocephaly.
Positional Plagiocephaly (Flat Head Syndrome) assessment, prevention and Treatment
A spokesman said: "There has been no change in the evidence for the use of corrective helmets for positional plagiocephaly - flat head syndrome.