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Pfeiffer syndrome is a complex genetic disorder in which certain bones in the skull fuse (join together) early in their development. This prevents the skull from growing normally, affecting the shape of the head and face and sometimes causing increased pressure around the brain.
Pfeiffer syndrome also affects the hands and feet. Children with this condition have broad, short thumbs and big toes. They may have webbing between the fingers and toes.
Pfeiffer syndrome occurs in 1 out of 100,000 newborns.
Treatment of this disorder requires a collaborative medical team that can address the many needs of your child, from diagnosis and counseling all the way through treatment and follow-up. At Boston Children’s Hospital, our dedicated and knowledgeable craniofacial team provides you and your child with the care and expertise necessary to treat this rare and complex condition.
Families seeking the very best care for their child come to the Craniofacial Program at Boston Children’s for our:
For an appointment with the Cleft and Craniofacial Center, more information or to obtain a second opinion for your child, please call us at 1-617-355-6309 or email our program coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For families residing outside of the United States, please call Boston Children's International Health Services at +1-617-355-5209.
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