Positional Plagiocephaly

  • Etiology: deformation – infant consistently placed in same position for rest and sleep
  • Imaging: is diagnosis of exclusion, need to rule out unilateral lambdoid craniosynostosis, deformed skull looks like parallelogram
  • Treatment: helmet for months
  • Clinical: plagios = oblique, positional plagiocephaly is most common cause of plagiocephaly and incidence increasing after Back to Sleep campaign

Cases of Positional Plagiocephaly