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Arch Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2017 Oct;23(3):159-163. English. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.14730/aaps.2017.23.3.159
Park JY , Kim HJ , Lee S , Jung SG .
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, National Medical Center, Seoul, Korea. leeseil.nmcps@gmail.com
Abstract

Deformational plagiocephaly (DP) (also referred to as positional plagiocephaly) has long posed challenges for plastic surgeons because it is difficult to differentiate from several other diseases, such as unilateral coronal synostosis, hemifacial microsomia, and unilateral lambdoidal craniosynostosis. These diseases can actually masquerade as DP or vice versa. Only in recent years has the differential diagnosis among these diseases become possible through improved imaging modalities, such as computed tomography, and a greater understanding of their pathophysiology. Herein, we report a rather rare, yet severe, form of DP that can easily be confused with the aforementioned diseases.

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