Related Conditions and Treatments
Apert syndrome, also known as acrocephalosyndactyly, is a genetic disorder that causes fusion of the skull, hands, and feet bones.
Binder syndrome is a congenital condition that causes an underdeveloped midface and nose.
Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate
A child with a cleft lip has a visible separation in the skin of their top lip. A child with cleft palate has incomplete development of the soft and/or hard palate.
Craniofacial anomalies are deformities that affect a child’s head and facial bones.
Craniosynostosis is a condition in which the fibrous connections grow together (fuse) too early.
Crouzon syndrome is a complex genetic birth disorder that may affect a child’s face, skull, and teeth. Learn more from Boston Children's Hospital.
Ear molding is a non-invasive procedure that helps correct deformities or other differences to the outer rim of cartilage (helix) of one or both of their ears.
An encephalocele is a rare birth defect in which the tissue covering the brain, and a portion of the brain itself, protrude through openings in the skull.
Hemifacial microsomia is a condition in which half of one side of the face is underdeveloped and doesn't grow normally.
Hemihyperplasia is a rare condition that causes uneven growth of one part or side of the body.
Microtia is a birth defect of a baby’s ear in which the external ear is small and not properly formed.
Oromandibular Limb Hypoplasia
Oromandibular limb hypoplasia is a group of rare conditions that involve congenital malformations of the tongue and jawbones.
Parry-Romberg syndrome, also call Romberg syndrome or progressive facial hemiatrophy, is a condition where the tissue of one side of the face gradually wastes away.
Pfeiffer syndrome is a complex genetic disorder in which certain bones in the skull fuse early in their development. Learn more from Boston Children's.
Plagiocephaly (also called deformational plagiocephaly or positional plagiocephaly) causes a baby’s head to have a flattened appearance.
Robin sequence (aka Pierre Robin sequence) is a combination of facial differences that are present at birth.
Saethre-Chotzen syndrome is a genetic condition characterized by the premature fusion of certain skull bones, which prevents the skull from growing normally and affects the shape of the head and face.