Newborn head molding

Alternative Names

Newborn cranial deformation; Molding of the newborn’s head

Definition of Newborn head molding

Newborn head molding is an abnormal head shape that results from pressure on the baby’s head during childbirth.

Review

Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 11/2/2009

Skull of a newborn
Fetal head molding
Newborn head molding

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