Other cranial deformities

From the pure patterns of cranial deformities (Plagiocephaly, Brachycephaly and Scaphocephaly) there are endless varieties resulting from the mixture of several of them in varying degrees . For obvious reasons, simple deformities respond better to orthopedic treatment than more complex ones.

Complex positional cranial deformities

By the sum of two simple basic deformities. Due to deviations in different planes (axial, sagittal and coronal). Because they are accompanying deformities to craniosynostosis.

Plagiocephaly + Scaphocephaly
Trigonocephaly + Brachycephaly + Plagiocephaly
Brachycephaly + Plagiocephaly


Obstetric cranial deformities and variants of normality

Deformities due to childbirth usually disappear within a few weeks of life. In case of persistence we have to think that the deformity has another cause.

Calcified cephalohematoma
Clover-shaped skull
truncated cone skull
Truncated cone shaped skull


Deformities due to disease, tumors or trauma

After use of tissue expanders due to skin burn


Iatrogenic deformities

Hydrocephalus in myelomeningocele, non-functioning valve

Causes

We explain the main causes of deformities

Diagnosis

An expert or the parents can make the diagnosis. We explain how

Prevention

How to put the baby to sleep so that he does not have head deformities?