The Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) at Riley Hospital for Children and IU Health Methodist Hospital are putting visitor restrictions in place starting Monday, Nov. 18th. Only visits by parents plus four designated adults identified by the parents will be allowed on the NICU floor.
Siblings and children under 18 will not be permitted. These restrictions minimize risk of infection to patients already at risk and will be in place through spring 2020.
Abnormal head shapes can develop in babies for a variety of reasons. Early evaluation is important in an infant with an abnormal head shape in order to determine the cause and plan a course of treatment.
There are several types of head shape abnormalities. Each type has its own symptoms:
A craniofacial surgeon will obtain your child’s medical history and complete a detailed physical examination to diagnose a head shape abnormality. Doctors may also use medical imaging such as traditional X-rays or computed tomography (CT) to make a diagnosis.
Treatment for head shape abnormalities varies depending on the specific anomaly and its cause:
Visit these websites for more information on head shape abnormalities:
Riley at IU Health offers a broad range of supportive services to make life better for families who choose us for their children's care.
This nonprofit organization addresses the medical, financial, psychosocial, emotional and educational concerns related to head shape abnormalities, including craniosynostosis, Apert syndrome, Crouzon syndrome, Pfeiffer syndrome and Saethre-Chotzen syndrome.
This nonprofit organization provides education and support for families of children living with craniosynostosis.
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