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4 out of 10 children are affected by cranial deformity. It is a problem that must be addressed as soon as possible to avoid the deformation taking too much space in the child’s skull.

Plagiocephaly

Plagiocephaly is characterized by a diagonal flattening at the back of the skull. The front is flattened on the opposite side. Asymmetry in the face becomes noticeable.


Brachycephaly

Brachycephaly is characterized by flattening in the back of a child's skull. The skull becomes increasingly wide. Fortunately, in this case, no deformation in the face is noticeable. Detachment of the ears is a possible symptom.


Scaphocephaly

This rare form of plagiocephaly differs from the other types as the face gets narrower rather than a longer. There is no impact on the face.

Treating plagiocephaly


Several factors will determine the approach to use. These factors include the age of the child and the cranial index and should be carefully considered. In lighter cases of plagiocephaly, physiotherapy or osteopathic treatment is generally appropriate. In more severe cases where the cranial index is high, wearing a helmet becomes the best solution for treatment.

What are the causes of plagiocephaly?


Intrauterine position

Congenital torticollis

The "protection" position only in dorsal decubitus position (SIDS)

Prematurity

The supine position

Bad positional habits

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