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Plagiocephaly - How to prevent?

Plagiocephaly - Causes and Risk Factors

​Causes of Plagiocephaly

This can be caused by the position of the baby in the uterus during pregnancy, or can happen during birth. The bones of a newborn baby's head are thin and flexible so the head is soft and may change shape easily. Flattening of the head in one area may happen if a baby lies with its head in the same position for a long time.


  • Facial Asymmetry
  • Torticollis
  • Contracture of neck muscles
  • Jaw and / or speech clarity problems

Plagiocephaly - Diagnosis

Plagiocephaly - Preparing for surgery

Plagiocephaly - Post-surgery care

Plagiocephaly - Other Information

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