Craniofacial Conditions

Craniofacial Conditions

Apert Syndrome

Reading about Apert syndrome may seem daunting: that is, until you meet the children. Once you’ve had your heart touched by a child with this rare genetic disorder, these apparent “hurdles” suddenly see... Read more about Apert Syndrome.

Cleft lip or palate

Clefts occur as gaps or openings in the lip, palate, or both. The gaps are a result of incomplete closure when the baby’s facial structures were developing before birth. A cleft lip and/or palatemay be cl... Read more about Cleft lip or palate.

Hemifacial Microsomia

Children born with hemifacial microsomia will have underdevelopment of one side of their face, usually involving the ear, mouth and jaw. One side of the face will usually appear smaller than the other. The oute... Read more about Hemifacial Microsomia.