- a deformity of the skull in which one side is more developed in the front, and the other side is more developed in the rear.
Origin of plagiocephaly
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Plagiocephaly therefore represents an exaggerated case of a normal fact.
Plagiocephaly is extremely common; if very apparent, it constitutes a grave defect, but not if only slight.
- An asymmetrical deformity of the skull due to premature closure of the lambdoid and coronal sutures on one side.
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