Plagiocephaly in Infants: Keys to Assessing Head Shape Concerns in Primary Care

Emphasizing the value of early referral, specialists with the UCSF Craniofacial Center present essential information for pediatricians noting or suspecting plagiocephaly – including how to know what's actually abnormal when examining a baby's skull. The surgeons explain why imaging is often unnecessary for diagnosis; discuss how they manage both simple issues (positional head flattening) and craniosynostosis (fused skull sutures); and describe surgical approaches, including a less invasive technique that can optimize aesthetic outcomes, supporting the child's psychosocial well-being.


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