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This common condition has been referred to by many names such as benign
positional molding, posterior plagiocephaly, occipital plagiocephaly,
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 ...
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-.
Pediatrics 116:1245-1255, 2005; Argenta L, David L, Thompson J: Clinical
classification of positional plagiocephaly. J Craniofac Surg 15:368-372, 2004 ...
Unilateral occipital flattening: Patients with positional plagiocephaly usually
present with unilateral occipitoparietal flattening. Anterior displacement of
Significant increase over last 20 years: The prevalence of positional
plagiocephaly has increased significantly over the last 20 years. Several
decades ago, the ...
Abstract. The incidence of plagiocephaly varies widely and is based on
anecdotal evidence of increase in the number of referrals to specialty clinics. Five
Jul 8, 2013 ... The estimated incidence of positional plagiocephaly was found to ... of positional
plagiocephaly in infants 7 to 12 weeks of age who attend.
Deformational plagiocephaly (DP) refers to cranial asymmetry or symmetric
brachycephaly resulting from external forces that shape the infant's skull.