Head Abnormalities in Newborns and Infants
1. Integrate into practice evidence-based algorithms and other tools to guide evaluations of head abnormalities.
2. Differentiate lambdoidal synostosis from the more common deformational plagiocephaly.
3. Determine which abnormalities of the infant skull require further diagnostic work-up and which require referral for treatment.
4. Counsel new parents about steps they can take to prevent or address deformational plagiocephaly, while reinforcing the importance of putting infants to sleep on their backs.
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Sukanya Srinivasan, MD, MPH, Penn Plum Family Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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