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Pediatric Deformational Plagiocephaly

Key Points about Deformational Plagiocephaly in Children

  • Flat head syndrome (deformational plagiocephaly) is when a baby’s head develops a lasting flat spot, either on one side or on the back of the head.
  • With this condition, the skull bones don't fuse together.
  • The first step in treating this condition is to change your baby's head position.
  • Some cases require the baby to wear a helmet or remodeling band.
  • Mild cases often go away on their own with simple ways to change a baby's head position.
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