Craniofacial Anomalies

What is a craniofacial anomaly?

Craniofacial anomalies are deformities that affect a child’s head and facial bones. These disorders are typically present at birth (congenital) and can range from mild to severe.

Common craniofacial anomalies include:

Marcel, a Costa Rican boy, who was diagnosed with craniosysnostosis, held in his mom's arms

How we care for craniofacial anomalies

The Cleft and Craniofacial Center at Boston Children’s Hospital provides a team approach to the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of children and adults with craniofacial deformities. If your child has a craniofacial anomaly, our doctors can help. Each year, our specialists treat more than 500 patients, making our program one of the most experienced programs of its type in the country.