A: Plagiocephaly, meaning crooked or twisted skull, affects more than just the shape of the cranium. Since the face is attached to the cranial base, it also is affected by how the skull develops. Untreated plagiocephaly can affect the front or back of the skull. Plagiocephaly in Adults Plagiocephaly (an asymmetrical head), scaphocephaly (a long narrow head) and brachycephaly (a short wide head) can occasionally cause problems for adults. These conditions are most commonly seen in children.
Nov 26, · Flat head in adults The question is, if plagiocephaly doesn’t always correct itself naturally, why is having a flat head in adults, not more common? Well, flat head syndrome was relatively uncommon until the Back to Sleep campaign of the early s. Since then, its incidence has spiralled to almost 50 percent amongst infants aged 7 to 12 weeks. Dec 23, · Plagiocephaly and brachycephaly in adults The ramifications of untreated cephalic disorders are poorly understood at present. This may be the result of the relative rarity of the condition prior to the ‘Back to Sleep’ campaign. As a result, the lasting effects of untreated cephalic deformities are not yet fully known.
Jan 25, · Adults with untreated plagiocephaly (flat head syndrome)- how has this affected your life - social and emotional? Apr 27, · Hi: I just recently realized that my facial and head asymmetry was caused by positional plagiocephaly (mainly back sleeping, and I recall my mom mentioned that she let me spent extensive time on the bed in the first three months of my life because she was too busy then). It’s sad that at .