Children born with co-existing craniofacial conditions, such as Apert syndrome, which affects the growth of the jaw, may benefit from a technique called mandibular bone lengthening or distraction osteogenesis.
It is often associated with other craniofacial abnormalities, including Crouzon syndrome, Apert syndrome, Pfeiffer syndrome, and Saethre-Chotzen syndrome.
American Cleft Palate: Craniofacial Association (ACPCA)/Cleft Palate Foundation (CPF). 1504 East Franklin Street, Suite 102, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-2820.
Apert syndrome-A craniofacial abnormality characterized by abnormal head shape, small upper jaw, and fusion of fingers and toes.
Craniosynostosis is one of a diverse group of deformities in the head and facial bones called craniofacial anomalies.
The differential diagnosis and treatment of posterior plagiocephaly is a challenging aspect of craniofacial surgery.
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Family history of craniosynostosis or other craniofacial abnormalities also will be discussed.
Children's Craniofacial Association (CCA). 13140 Coit Road, Suite 307, Dallas, Texas 75240.
Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Journal 41, no. 4 (July 2004): 104-05.