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Positional Plagiocephaly and Craniosynostosis: A Photo Essay of Misshapen Heads

Positional Plagiocephaly and Craniosynostosis: A Photo Essay of Misshapen Heads

Positional plagiocephaly may be the result of uterine "crowding" or chronic supine positioning during sleep while the infant's skull is still malleable. The resulting deformity is often unilateral occipital flattening (seen here) with ipsilateral anterior displacement of the craniofacial features.

Photo courtesy of Peter J. Taub, MD and Paul Pierce, MD
 

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