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The normal skull consists of several plates of bone that are separated by sutures. The sutures (fibrous joints) are found between the bony plates in the head. As the infant grows and develops ...Plagiocephaly?
Plagiocephaly often results from external forces applied to the soft infant skull. There are actually three different types of misshapen heads. As causes of plagiocephaly are combined, it's not uncommon to see heads that illustrate two of the deformities.Torticollis?
Torticollis literally means “wry neck”. It comes from the term tortus meaning twisted andcollum denoting to neck. Infants born with this deformity have a twisted neck (congenital torticollis) have a head tipped to one side while the chin is rotated to one side.
More than two decades ago, Dr. David Jimenez and his wife, world-renowned plastic surgeon Constance M. Barone, M.D, pioneered the endoscopic craniectomy procedure to decrease complications and surgical trauma for children in need of craniosynostosis treatment. To date, they have performed this less-invasive technique on more than 500 children.
Our Expert Says
A misshapen head, or cone head, is normal in newborns. It?s important to have misshapen heads evaluated if they don't improve in the first couple of days after birth.
Did You Know?
The benefits of the endoscopic craniectomy technique include decreased swelling, pain and bleeding, lower blood transfusions rates, fewer complications and a shorter hospital stay.