The only symptoms of deformational plagiocephaly are flattening of the back or side of the head, anteriorly positioned ears, and prominence of the cheek and forehead.
Deformational plagiocephaly can be confused with other more serious conditions, but a trained expert in craniofacial disorders will be able to make the diagnosis quickly (see Diagnosing and Treating Deformational Plagiocephaly.)
The expert team at the Weill Cornell Medicine Craniofacial Program can evaluate your child and provide an accurate diagnosis. If you have any concerns about your child’s head shape, request an appointment to see one of our specialists to rule out other craniofacial disorders.
The Weill Cornell Medicine Brain and Spine Center team offers a comprehensive plagiocephaly clinic. This clinic, run by our advanced provider team, provides comprehensive evaluation, management, and treatment for children with positional plagiocephaly. To make an appointment, please call 212-746-2363.
Reviewed by: Caitlin Hoffman, M.D.
Last reviewed/last updated: June 2023