Posterior positional plagiocephaly

Case contributed by Dr Mahmoud Fathy Eldefrawy


Abnormal head growth configuration.

Patient Data

Age: 3-month-old
Gender: Female

CT Brain

Flattening of the right occipitopareital bones with widening of the frontal space.

Case Discussion

Positional plagiocephaly is a flattening of the back or side of a baby's head caused by pressure on the bones of the skull after birth. It is usually related to the baby's positional preference in their first few months of life.

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Case information

rID: 39805
Published: 26th Dec 2015
Last edited: 20th Feb 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included