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Cincinnati, OH Plagiocephaly Flat Head Syndrome | Shriners Hospitals for Children – Cincinnati

Plagiocephaly (flat head syndrome)

Plagiocephaly (flat head syndrome) is a flat spot on the back or side of a baby’s head. It is caused by pressure on the bones of the skull before or after birth. This usually happens because of the way a baby likes to lie (their positional preference) in their first few months of life. This is caused mostly commonly from placing the baby of their back to sleep as recommended by the American Association of Pediatrics. Treatment includes frequent head position changes while the baby is awake. More severe cases are referred to a pediatric plastic surgeon for physical therapy instructions or the possible need for a remolding helmet.

Meet our physicians

Haithem Elhadi Babiker, M.D., D.M.D.
Christopher Gordon, M.D., FACS, FAAP
Salim Mancho, D.O., FACS
Brian Pan, M.D., FACS
Scott J. Rapp, M.D., FACS

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