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What causes dolichocephaly?

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Dr. Deepti Verma

OBGYN, Maternal and Fetal Medicine

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Posted on Tue, 12 Feb 2019 in Pregnancy
Question: Hi doc. During my anamoly scan in 20 weeks and 4 days cephalic index was 67 and dolicocephaly. Kindly hell
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Answered by Dr. Deepti Verma 1 hour later
Brief Answer:

Can be due to premature closure of sutures

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

I have gone through your question and understand the concerns.
Dolichocephaly can be due to various causes like premature closure of the cranial sutures, pressure on the skull or breech position.

Generally, if it is due to premature closure of sutures, it can be corrected only after delivery, and the IQ of the baby is not affected.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
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Follow up: Dr. Deepti Verma 18 minutes later
How can it be corrected. I have attached my reports with bpd and other measurements. Kindly check that and let me know.
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Answered by Dr. Deepti Verma 16 minutes later
Brief Answer:

Depends on the cause

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

If due to pressure, then it will be corrected on its own after the delivery. If due to Premature closure of sutures, then surgery may be required after birth, depending upon the cause and severity of the condition.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
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Follow up: Dr. Deepti Verma 25 minutes later
Is it possible to find the cause before delivery? While taking the scan baby was in breech position.
And report says head is normal. I am so concerned coz I have conceived after 4+ yrs of struggle. Kindly help. Thanks in advance.
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Answered by Dr. Deepti Verma 12 hours later
Brief Answer:

Unlikely to find the cause

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

Breech position can be a cause of dolichocephaly.
It is unlikely to find the cause of dolichocephaly prior to delivery. You should consult a fetal medicine specialist for proper counseling.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Deepti Verma, OBGYN, Maternal and Fetal Medicine
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