Positional plagiocephaly (MRI)

Case contributed by Dr Hidayatullah Hamidi



Patient Data

Age: 7 years
Gender: Male

Abnormal flattening of right parieto-occipital bones.

Evidence of abnormality in the shape of underlying brain parenchyma. 

Case Discussion

Positional plagiocephaly refers to calvarial deformation that results from external pressure after birth when an infant is consistently placed in the same position for rest and sleep.

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Case information

rID: 55356
Published: 3rd Sep 2017
Last edited: 7th Sep 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: French Medical Institute for Mothers and Children

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