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OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to estimate the incidence of
positional plagiocephaly in infants 7 to 12 weeks of age who attend the 2-month ...
In contrast to deformational plagiocephaly, true craniosynostosis (either unilateral
coronal or, much less commonly, lambdoid) most commonly yields a ...
Incidence of deformational plagiocephaly has been estimated to be as low as 1
in 300 live births to as high as 48% of typical healthy infants younger than 1 year,
Sep 13, 2010 ... Deformational plagiocephaly (DP) is the most common head shape abnor- mality
in infants.1 Also known as positional plagiocephaly or plagio-.
This is the first study to estimate the incidence of positional plagiocephaly using 4
community-based data collection sites in infants ranging from 7 to 12 weeks of ...
References for Positional Plagiocephaly in Children. AAP Task Force on Infant
Positioning and SIDS : Positioning and SIDS. Pediatrics 89:1120-1126, 1992 ...
Abstract. OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this work was to identify risk factors for
deformational plagiocephaly within 48 hours of birth and at 7 weeks of age.
Unilateral occipital flattening: Patients with positional plagiocephaly usually
present with unilateral occipitoparietal flattening. Anterior displacement of
Deformational plagiocephaly generally becomes more severe in the first weeks
of life, as the infant holds his head in a fixed position (regardless of the cause for
Significant increase over last 20 years: The prevalence of positional
plagiocephaly has increased significantly over the last 20 years. Several
decades ago, the ...