Deformational posterior plagiocephaly

Diagnosis and treatment

John F. Teichgraeber, Jeffrey K. Ault, James Baumgartner, Amy Waller, Marion Messersmith, Jaime Gateño, Brian Bravenec, James Xia

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Abstract

Objective: This study was designed to evaluate the effectiveness of helmet therapy (DOC band) in the correction of patients with moderate to severe posterior deformational plagiocephaly. Design: In this prospective study, the infants were evaluated using 18 anthropometric measurements. Patients: The charts of 248 patients seen between August 1, 1995, and July 31, 1999, were reviewed, and 125 met the criteria for inclusion in the study. All the patients had posterior deformational plagiocephaly with no other craniofacial deformities or medical conditions. Treatment was instituted prior to 1 year of age, and all patients were compliant with DOC band usage and had complete anthropometric measurements. Results: The study recorded a 41.56% (p < .001) reduction in cranial vault asymmetry and a 40.23% (p < .001) reduction in cranial base asymmetry. Orbitotragial asymmetry was improved 18.72% (p = .0738). The age at which treatment was begun was not a significant factor in predicting treatment outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)582-586
Number of pages5
JournalCleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal
Volume39
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2002

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Keywords

  • Helmet molding
  • Plagiocephaly
  • Posterior deformation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oral Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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Teichgraeber, J. F., Ault, J. K., Baumgartner, J., Waller, A., Messersmith, M., Gateño, J., ... Xia, J. (2002). Deformational posterior plagiocephaly: Diagnosis and treatment. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, 39(6), 582-586. https://doi.org/10.1597/1545-1569(2002)039<0582:DPPDAT>2.0.CO;2

Deformational posterior plagiocephaly : Diagnosis and treatment. / Teichgraeber, John F.; Ault, Jeffrey K.; Baumgartner, James; Waller, Amy; Messersmith, Marion; Gateño, Jaime; Bravenec, Brian; Xia, James.

In: Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, Vol. 39, No. 6, 01.11.2002, p. 582-586.

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Teichgraeber, JF, Ault, JK, Baumgartner, J, Waller, A, Messersmith, M, Gateño, J, Bravenec, B & Xia, J 2002, 'Deformational posterior plagiocephaly: Diagnosis and treatment', Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, vol. 39, no. 6, pp. 582-586. https://doi.org/10.1597/1545-1569(2002)039<0582:DPPDAT>2.0.CO;2
Teichgraeber JF, Ault JK, Baumgartner J, Waller A, Messersmith M, Gateño J et al. Deformational posterior plagiocephaly: Diagnosis and treatment. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal. 2002 Nov 1;39(6):582-586. https://doi.org/10.1597/1545-1569(2002)039<0582:DPPDAT>2.0.CO;2
Teichgraeber, John F. ; Ault, Jeffrey K. ; Baumgartner, James ; Waller, Amy ; Messersmith, Marion ; Gateño, Jaime ; Bravenec, Brian ; Xia, James. / Deformational posterior plagiocephaly : Diagnosis and treatment. In: Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal. 2002 ; Vol. 39, No. 6. pp. 582-586.
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