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Craniofacial Syndromes

Craniofacial syndromes are complex conditions, often caused by specific genetic abnormalities, that result in abnormal skull and facial growth. Treatment is complex and may require multiple surgeries. Our craniofacial team has expertise in the treatment of these rare, complex conditions.

Apert Syndrome

Apert syndrome is a rare genetic condition affecting primarily the skull and facial bones and the limbs.  It leads to craniosynostosis, involving the coronal sutures, underdevelopment of the facial bones and a very complex pattern of fusion of the fingers and toes.  Learn More

Pfeiffer Syndrome

Pfeiffer syndrome is a rare genetic condition affecting primarily the skull and facial bones.  It leads to craniosynostosis involving multiple cranial sutures and underdevelopment of the facial bones.  Studies have shown that Pfeiffer syndrome occurs in approximately 1 in 100,000 births.  Learn More

Crouzon Syndrome

Crouzon syndrome is a rare genetic condition affecting primarily the skull and facial bones.  It leads to craniosynostosis, involving the coronal sutures, and underdevelopment of the facial bones. Studies have shown that Crouzon syndrome occurs somewhere between  1 in 50,000 and 1 in 100,000 births.  Learn More

Saethre-Chotzen Syndrome

Saethre Chotzen syndrome is a rare craniofacial syndrome which primarily affects the skull and facial bones. It frequently leads to fusion of the coronal sutures, resulting in a very characteristic skull shape. Saethre Chotzen syndrome is estimated to occur in 1 in 25,000-50,000 births.  Learn More

Carpenter Syndrome

Carpenter syndrome is an extremely rare condition affecting the skull and facial bones, as well as the bones of the hands and feet.  It is estimated to occur in approximately 1 in 1,000,000 births.  Learn More

Muenke Syndrome

 Muenke syndrome is the most common craniosynostosis syndrome, occurring in approximately 1 in 30,000 births.  It primarily affects the bones of the skull, leading to fusion of the coronal sutures.  Learn More

Velocardiofacial Syndrome

Velocardiofacial syndrome (VCFS) is a genetic condition that causes abnormal heart, palate and facial development.  In some children, there may also be abnormal kidney development, immunologic function and parathyroid gland function.  Learn More

Treacher Collins Syndrome

Treacher Collins syndrome is a rare genetic condition affecting the growth of the cheek bones, the lower jaw and the ears.  The syndrome is also notable for very characteristic down-slanting of the eyes, hearing loss and cleft palate.  Learn More