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 (brăk′ĭ-sə-făl′ĭk) also brach·y·ceph·a·lous (-sĕf′ə-ləs)
Having a short, broad head with a cephalic index over 80.

brach′y·ceph′a·ly (-sĕf′ə-lē), brach′y·ceph′a·lism n.

brachycephalism, brachycephaly

the condition of having a wide or broad head. — brachycephalic, brachycephalous, adj.
See also: Head
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Noun1.brachycephaly - the quality of being brachycephalic
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Brachycephaly refers to a short skull shape, which gives the appearance of a flattened face.
Deformational brachycephaly in supine-sleeping infants.
McLeary et al16 have found on ultrasonography of the fetal skull that the posterior fossa is not affected by the pressure effects, and the cerebellar diameter is more accurate reflection of gestational age than the biparietal diameter particularly in the presence of abnormal skull shapes like brachycephaly or dolicocephaly.
Apart from these chief presentations, a patient may also have intellectual impairment, congenital heart block, brachycephaly, sensorineural deafness, and dental abnormalities.
The syndrome is characterized by brachycephaly, craniosynostosis, midface hypoplasia, hypertelorism, choanal stenosis, multidigit hand and foot syndactyly.
It is another cranial deformity (as brachycephaly and plagiocephaly) that develops during the first months of life, affecting especially premature babies, and is characterized by the elongation and the narrowness of the head.
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.
Brachycephaly is symmetric flattening of the back of the head, which can lead to prominence of the temporal areas, making the head appear wide.
The Dutch study found no differences in the change score at 2 years of age for both plagiocephaly and brachycephaly in 84 infants randomized either to 6 months of helmet therapy or to the natural course of the condition, according to a study published in BMJ (2014;348:g2741 [doi: 10.
Still other UC-Davis researchers are getting to the bottom of the genetic factors for the canine ailments hyperuricosuria, brachycephaly, Alaskan Husky encephalopathy, spinal dysraphism in Weimaraners, and autoimmune hypoadrenocorticism in Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers.
Brachycephaly, on the other hand, became a feature ascribed to numerous anthropological types, and--as we shall see further--did not exclude the possibility of forming positive identity concepts, a fact illustrated by Rudnytskyi's theory, among others.
Comparison of physical features in children with Down syndrome and hypothyroidism * Down syndrome Head Brachycephaly, intermediate fontanelle Tongue Protruding Nasal bridge Underdeveloped Eyes Upslanted palpebral fissures, epicanthic folds, Brushfield spots (in blue eyes) Neck Short Heart Murmur (mainly atrioventricular canal defect) Abdomen Umbilical hernia Neuromuscular Hypotonia Skin Dry Extremities Short hands and feet, transverse palmar crease, clinodactyly, wide sandal gaps, hyperextensible joints Hypothyroidism Head Normal Tongue Large Nasal bridge Underdeveloped Eyes Normal Neck Short Heart Murmur (often nonspecific) Abdomen Umbilical hernia Neuromuscular Hypotonia Skin Dry Extremities Short hands and feet * Adapted from Coleman.