Positional Plagiocephaly

  • Donata Villani
  • Maria Vittoria Meraviglia

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Leonardo Meraviglia
    Pages 1-6
  3. Maria Vittoria Meraviglia, Donata Villani, Pasquina Meghi
    Pages 7-17
  4. Maria Vittoria Meraviglia
    Pages 19-31
  5. Maria Vittoria Meraviglia, Donata Villani
    Pages 33-43
  6. Roberto Vaccari, Alice Passarini
    Pages 45-54
  7. Donata Villani, Pasquina Meghi
    Pages 55-70
  8. Cristian Ciranna-Raab
    Pages 71-78
  9. Federica Beretta, Giuseppe Talamonti, Giuseppe D’Aliberti, Gabriele Canzi, Fabio Mazzoleni, Alberto Bozzetti
    Pages 79-95
  10. Federica Anna Gandolfi
    Pages 97-106

About this book


This book provides clear guidance on the prevention, early diagnosis, and treatment of positional plagiocephaly. Information is first presented on classification, epidemiology, and etiopathogenesis. Diagnosis is then explained in detail, covering the significance of anamnestic data, physical examination, differential diagnosis, instrumental examinations, and anthropometric measurements. Preventive measures such as “tummy time” and physiotherapy are described, and the role of orthoses, osteopathy, and surgery in treatment is closely examined. The closing chapter addresses prognosis and complications. Positional plagiocephaly is not only a "cosmetic" problem but can cause facial and mandibular asymmetry, visual disturbances, and cognitive and psychomotor impairment, yet when correctly treated it usually resolves by 6-7 years of age. This book will be an ideal aid for pediatricians, neurosurgeons, maxillo-facial surgeons, orthopedic physicians, physiotherapists, and for all involved in preventing and managing the condition.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Donata Villani
    • 1
  • Maria Vittoria Meraviglia
    • 2
  1. 1.Child and Adolescent Neuropsychiatry DepartmentOspedale Niguarda Ca’ GrandaMilanItaly
  2. 2.Department of Preventive MedicineASL MilanoMilanItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-06117-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-06118-4
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