My Child Has a Flat Head—Is That Serious?
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Your child’s head appears misshapen or noticeably flat. There are two possible reasons: One of them, called positional plagiocephaly, is easy to fix and is not a threat the child. The other, cranial synostosis, could severely affect your child’s brain development and requires surgery. Dr. Barbu Gociman says if your child has a noticeably flat head you should take them to an expert to determine what’s causing it. In this podcast, he describes the two conditions, how they happen, how specialists like him determine which one your child has and the treatments.