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Positional Plagiocephaly Service

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What are the signs of positional plagiocephaly?

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
How does positional plagiocephaly differ from craniosynostosis?

Most children with cranial asymmetry simply have positional plagiocephaly. However, some infants are born with craniosynostosis, which unlike positional plagiocephly, requires surgical intervention. Differentiating positional plagiocephaly from craniosynostosis is done primarily by physical examination, followed by radiographic confirmation. Look for these signs to recognize the difference:
 
 
Coronal Synostosis - Left Sided 
 
Lambdoid Synostosis - Right Sided
 
 
Metopic Synostosis
 
 
Sagittal synostosis
 
 
The MCH Positional Plagiocephaly Service includes:
  • Plastic surgery evaluation
  • Referrals to the following as needed:
       Diagnostic imaging, certified orthotics and physical therapy

For further information or to make an appointment, please call 561-383-7113.