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As a pediatrician, I regularly see infants with skull deformities.

One cause of the skull deformities described which the article does not mention is vertebral blockages caused by birth traumas, for example in the atlas, thoracic spine, or iliosacral regions (1).

In addition to the skull deformities described, these can become clinically manifest in the form of scoliosis of the torso, pelvic obliquity, limited range of motion of the head, latching difficulties, and bouts of screaming caused by pain.

Treatment by an osteopath who specializes in infants can, in my experience, swiftly resolve the cause and related complaints by correcting such blockages and spares children months of physiotherapy or helmet therapy.

DOI: 10.3238/arztebl.2018.0039a

Ramona Höne

Pediatrician

Hamburg

Germany

ulrichhoene@alice-dsl.de

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Linz C, Kunz F, Böhm H, Schweitzer T: Positional skull deformities— etiology, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. Dtsch Arztebl Int 2017; 114: 535–42 VOLLTEXT
1.Linz C, Kunz F, Böhm H, Schweitzer T: Positional skull deformities— etiology, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. Dtsch Arztebl Int 2017; 114: 535–42 VOLLTEXT

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