Brachycephaly with Plagiocephaly

This deformity occurs when there is a combination of brachycephaly and plagiocephaly present. Brachycephaly with plagiocephaly is positional and has become more prevalent since the "Back to Sleep" Campaign.

 
What does Brachycephaly with Plagiocephaly look like?

Here are examples of some of the varying degrees of brachycephaly with plagiocephaly.

Normal
Head Shape

Mild
Brachycephaly with Plagiocephaly

Moderate
Brachycephaly with Plagiocephaly

Severe
Brachycephaly with Plagiocephaly



 
Continue learning about your baby's head shape

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Treating Brachycephaly with Plagiocephaly

Explore the CranialTech treatment path.

 
Why Treat Brachycephaly with Plagiocephaly

Treating your child's plagiocephaly can be done at an early age before they'll even remember it. However, we know that your family's decision is often more complicated and includes many other factors to make this decision. We hope that we can provide information to help you address some of those concerns.

 
Brachycephaly with Plagiocephaly Treatment Results

CranialTech documents treatment results for each child who uses the DOC Band. This allows everyone involved to see the treatment results achieved and proves the efficacy of the DOC Band.

 
Brachycephaly with Plagiocephaly Quick Facts

Here's a brief look at Brachycephaly with Plagiocephaly:

  • Combination of brachycephaly and plagiocephaly head shapes
  • Head is wider and taller than normal 
  • Forehead has an incline/slope
  • Parallelogram shape from bird's-eye view
  • Ears and eyes don't match up
  • Baby typically favors one side
  • Torticollis can be involved
 





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