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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* Ideran monitors the baby for developmental delays, colic, feeding problems, plagiocephaly or torticollis (which sometimes results in the child wearing a helmet), and can refer them to an appropriate professional to help address the issue
Following a scan Zach was diagnosed with Torticollis, Brachycephaly and Plagiocephaly, which is commonly known as 'flat head syndrome.'.
The condition Zach has is Torticollis, Brachycephaly and Plagiocephaly more commonly known as 'flat head syndrome'.
At 2 years of age, due to the suspected plagiocephaly, a computerised axial tomography of the skull with 3D reconstruction was performed.
Specifically created with academics at Trinity College in Dublin to 'protect the round shape of your baby's soft head', this mattress claims to reduce the risk of flat head syndrome (otherwise known as Plagiocephaly).
Luke was diagnosed with plagiocephaly, or flat head syndrome, which affects one in every five babies.
A while ago, Chrissy Teigen shared a photo of her baby wearing a helmet to correct his "adorably misshapen head." The condition is called plagiocephaly and the celebrity received some backlash from other parents for the helmet treatment because the condition is sometimes only considered "aesthetic" and not necessarily "health-related." Teigen and her husband, John Legend, were condemned for being shallow, superficial and promoting the wrong agenda.
Model Chrissy Teigen took to social media Monday to share photos of her six-month-old son wearing a corrective helmet to treat plagiocephaly, also known as "flat head syndrome."
Plagiocephaly is a general term denoting the unilateral flattening of the anterior or posterior quarter of the cranium.
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.