Included in the links to the various syndromes are brief descriptions which are intended to inform and are not intended for diagnosis. A geneticist who is a member of an experienced craniofacial team should make a diagnosis. Craniofacial differences can result from abnormal growth patterns of the face or skull, which involves soft tissue and bones. A craniofacial condition may include disfigurement brought about by birth defect, disease or trauma.
Congenital/Acquired Facial Deformities - Brigham and Women's Hospital
Craniofacial is a medical term that relates to the bones of the skull and face. Craniofacial abnormalities are birth defects of the face or head. Some, like cleft lip and palate , are among the most common of all birth defects. Others are very rare. Most of them affect how a person's face or head looks. These conditions may also affect other parts of the body.
Facial Deformities – Congenital and Acquired
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Craniofacial anomalies CFA are a diverse group of deformities in the growth of the head and facial bones. Anomaly is a medical term meaning "irregularity" or "different from normal. Some are mild and some are severe and need surgery. Some crantiofacial anomalies are associated with anomalies elsewhere in the body, which can be serious. Most medical professionals agree that there is no single factor that causes these types of abnormalities.