Plagiocephaly refers to a type of craniosynostosis in which there is an asymmetric coronal and/or lambdoid sutures premature closure. It can either be single or asymmetric multiple. Premature coronal suture closure is associated with the Harlequin eye deformity.
It should not be confused with positional plagiocephaly, which is a calvarial deformation that results from external pressure and is not associated premature suture synostosis.
History and etymology
The term originates from the greek words plágios, meaning slanting or oblique, and kephalos, meaning head.
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