Plagiocephaly--new classification and clinical study of a series of 100 patients

J Craniomaxillofac Surg. 1995 Dec;23(6):347-54. doi: 10.1016/s1010-5182(05)80129-5.

Abstract

The term of 'plagiocephaly' coined by Virchow in 1851, that literally means 'cranial asymmetry' has been applied to dysmorhic skulls that look similar but which sometimes have a different etiology. The authors report a new clinical classification of plagiocephaly in order to simplify the categorization of this disease. A series of 100 patients with plagiocephaly were observed and treated. A clinical investigation of these cases, some considerations about the techniques used, the analysis of the results and a long-term follow-up complete the study reported.

MeSH terms

  • Bone Transplantation
  • Child, Preschool
  • Cranial Sutures / abnormalities
  • Cranial Sutures / pathology
  • Cranial Sutures / surgery
  • Craniosynostoses / classification*
  • Craniosynostoses / pathology
  • Craniosynostoses / surgery
  • Ethmoid Bone / abnormalities
  • Ethmoid Bone / pathology
  • Ethmoid Bone / surgery
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Frontal Bone / abnormalities
  • Frontal Bone / pathology
  • Frontal Bone / surgery
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Nose / surgery
  • Occipital Bone / abnormalities
  • Occipital Bone / pathology
  • Occipital Bone / surgery
  • Orbit / surgery
  • Osteotomy / methods
  • Parietal Bone / abnormalities
  • Parietal Bone / pathology
  • Parietal Bone / surgery