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Table 1 Diagnostic criteria of the type and severity of positional head deformity

From: Analysis of cranial type characteristics in term infants: a multi-center study

  Plagiocephaly (CVA) Brachycephaly (CI) Dolichocephaly (CI)
Mild 3–10 mm 82–90% 74–76%
Moderate 10–12 mm 90–100% 70–74%
Severe > 12 mm > 100% < 70%
  1. CVA Cranial vault asymmetry, CI Cephalic index