Craniofacial Disorders We Treat
Craniofacial disorders, which are also called craniofacial anomalies, include problems with bones, muscle and tissue in the head. These problems may alter your child's appearance. Some anomalies affect a child's ability to breathe, eat or hear.
Pediatric neurosurgeons at Cedars-Sinai repair these problems to improve your child's quality of life. We successfully treat common and complex craniofacial anomalies, so you can count on us to meet your child’s unique needs.
Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate
Other Craniofacial Anomalies We Treat
- Craniosynostosis, temporary openings in the skull that close early
- Deformational plagiocephaly, a flat spot on a baby's head from weak neck muscles or sleeping in the same position
- Fibrous dysplasia, a condition that causes scar-like tissue to replace bone tissue
- Vascular malformations and hemangiomas, birthmarks that may interfere with the ability to see, hear or breathe
Syndromes That Include Craniofacial Disorders
Syndromes are groups of medical problems, some of which include craniofacial disorders.
Syndromes that our craniofacial expert treat include:
- Apert syndrome, a genetic condition that can cause a pointed head
- Crouzon syndrome, skull malformations that lead to abnormalities in the middle of the face and eye sockets
- Pfeiffer syndrome, skull malformations that often cause bulging eyes and hearing loss