Infants with positional deformities or plagiocephaly are born with a variety of different head shapes. Deformities may result from positioning during pregnancy, sleeping position or from neck tightness.
An asymmetrical skull can result in asymmetries of the face, which can affect chewing, speech, breathing and vision. Some deformities can be managed with proper positioning, but if a deformity persists, treatment may be necessary.
In infants, treatment involves using a molding cap and is best done during the first 6 months of life. The cap is worn 23 hours a day for 3 to 4 months; treatment usually results in a 70 percent rate of improvement. Severe cases in older children may require longer treatment periods.
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Texas Cleft-Craniofacial Team and Pediatric Plastic Surgery Clinic
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