Warning over 'flat-head' syndrome treatment
12 January 2011 Last updated at 13:29 GMT
A leading brain surgeon is warning of the danger of corrective treatment for 'flat-head' syndrome.
The condition can be treated with specially moulded helmets, which help children who have the syndrome to develop with normally shaped heads.
But a specialist unit at Frenchay Hospital in Bristol is warning that the action could be unnecessary, and some patients with a different and potentially dangerous skull condition may be overlooked.
Matthew Hill reports.