Crouzon syndrome is a genetic birth disorder characterized by the premature joining of certain bones of the skull during development, which affects the shape of the head and face.
- Most children with Crouzon syndrome are of normal intelligence.
Common features of this syndrome include:
- wide-set, bulging eyes
- crossed eyes (strabismus)
- beaked nose
- underdeveloped upper jaw
- protruding lower jaw
- overcrowding of teeth
- high-arched palate
How Children’s approaches Crouzon syndrome
The Craniofacial Anomalies Program at Boston Children's Hospital provides a team approach to the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of children and adults with congenital or acquired facial deformities. If your child has been suffering from one of these conditions, our doctors can help.
Our program is staffed by an experienced team of clinicians, all with specialized training in the care of children with craniofacial anomalies.
- Each year we treat more than 500 patients, 250 of them new patients, making our program one of the most experienced programs of its type in the country.