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Hemifacial microsomia (HFM) is a condition in which the tissue on one side of the face is underdeveloped. The deformity in hemifacial microsomia varies greatly in the degree of severity and in the area of the face involved.
In the more severe cases, the following areas are underdeveloped:
In the milder forms, only some of these areas are affected and it's to a lesser degree.
Why should my child see a craniofacial anomalies team?
You may be feeling overwhelmed with your child's diagnosis of hemifacial microsomia. The Craniofacial Anomalies Program at Boston Children's Hospital can help. We've got a full team of specialists who are experts in treating HFM.
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