Head Abnormalities in Newborns and Infants

Return to all Infant, Child, and Adolescent Medicine sessions.

Estimated time to complete session: 45 min.

Learning Objectives

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.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AAFP prescribed
Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
01/18/2019

Kiame Mahaniah, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston; Chief Medical Officer, North Shore Community Health, Inc., Salem, Massachusetts

Available Credit

  • 0.75 AAFP prescribed

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
01/18/2019
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