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Doctor insights on: Plagiocephaly And Pillows

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How is plagiocephaly treated?

How is plagiocephaly treated?

Therapy or helmet : Kids with plagiocephaly favor sleeping on one ear & end up with stiffness or shortening of the sterno-cliedo-mastoid muscle on one side. Over time, always sleeping the same way allows gravity to trigger the skull deformity. If caught early, parents can maneuver the head to both sides to help resolve the issue. Some get distorted enough to need a helmet with special pads to help reshape the skull. ...Read more

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Could acromegaly and plagiocephaly share common symptoms?

Could acromegaly and plagiocephaly share common symptoms?

Plagiocephaly: Two entirely different clinical problems. Plagiocephaly is a disorder of the skull bones in a baby while acromegaly is a disorder of the pituitary gland. ...Read more

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What can be done for a 20 year old with untreated plagiocephaly?

What can be done for a 20 year old with untreated plagiocephaly?

Accept it/ change it: Reshaping a skull requires rather dramatic surgery. They pull back the scalp like a cover, cut up the skull bones in sections & reposition them. The preparation requires a variety of 3D MRI scans, hours in the OR and days in the ICU afterward, with a prolonged recovery.If you are interested contact a regional craniofacial center and plan to spend big bucks. Insurers are unlikely to cover it. ...Read more

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What can be done for a 20 year old with untreated plagiocephaly.

What can be done for a 20 year old with untreated plagiocephaly.

Not much: The doctors who deal with those issues are at cranio-facial centers. They have one at NYU and also at Montefiore in NYC. You are kind of old for this but at least you can talk to them about it. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me the difference between plagiocephaly and brachycephaly I don't know which one I have?

Can someone tell me the difference between plagiocephaly and brachycephaly I don't know which one I have?

Skull shape: Plagiocephaly = narrow skull - between ears. Brachiocephaly = wide skull - narrower from front to back. ...Read more

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What to do if I have always had a really lumpy head. I am wondering whether I have something like plagiocephaly?

What to do if I have always had a really lumpy head. I am wondering whether I have something like plagiocephaly?

Plagiocephaly: Unlikely you have plagiocephaly as most of the asymmetry is in the face and around the eyes - lumpy heads are not part of the disorder. ...Read more

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Can plagiocephaly affect headcircumference?

Can plagiocephaly affect headcircumference?

Plagiocephaly: plagiocephaly is a single suture disorder and very rarely affects head circumference. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is help for plagiocephaly?

Please let me know if there is help for plagiocephaly?

Plagiocephaly: plagiocephaly or coronal synostosis can be treated surgically to correct the deformity. It involves removing and correcting the affected bones of the head. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about an adult having plagiocephaly?

Can you tell me more about an adult having plagiocephaly?

Plagiocephaly: If you have made it into adulthood with plagiocephaly and have not symptoms of headaches and visual problems then you have done well. While we have treated a number of adults for plagiocephaly they have all been for correcting facial and forehead abnormalities. If this has been an issue would suggest you make a consultation with a craniofacial surgeon for further evaluation. ...Read more