Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Oblique deformity of the skull, such that the anterior part of one half is more developed, and similarly the posterior part of the other half.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Anat.) Oblique lateral deformity of the skull.

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  • noun pathology A congenital condition where the skull suffers an oblique malformation.

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  • noun congenital malformation of the skull in which the main axis of the skull is oblique

Etymologies

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plagio- + -cephaly

Examples

  • For years, the flattening condition, formally known as plagiocephaly, has been considered a cosmetic problem, but this thinking is starting to change.

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  • • Supervised, awake tummy time is recommended daily to facilitate development and minimize the occurrence of positional plagiocephaly flat heads.

    Dr. Michael J. Breus: Safer Sleep for Babies: New Guidelines

  • The infant also wore a helmet to help correct his plagiocephaly, also known as flat-head syndrome, the Register reported.

    Police: Baby tossed from Calif. hospital has died

  • Some of the positioners were cleared by the FDA in the 1980s to reduce symptoms of gastrointestinal reflux disease or plagiocephaly, known as flat-head syndrome.

    FDA Issues Warning on Infant Sleep Aids

  • The infant also wore a helmet to help correct his plagiocephaly, also known as flat-head syndrome, the Register reported.

    Police: Baby tossed from Calif. hospital has died

  • Following is a chart that breaks down the differences between deformational plagiocephaly and craniosynostosis:

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  • Corrective helmets can also be used to treat more severe cases of deformational plagiocephaly or those diagnosed later.

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  • We have to be able to quickly distinguish between an intrinsic skull problem (craniosynostosis) and one that occurs on the extrinsic level (deformational plagiocephaly).

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  • This disorder is called deformational plagiocephaly, which some people call flat-head syndrome or positional plagiocephaly.

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  • This is clearly a very small price to pay in order to avoid SIDS, but deformational plagiocephaly must be recognized when it occurs.

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