The Neonatal Craniofacial Program at CHOP is equipped to provide comprehensive craniofacial and airway evaluations of complex birth and genetic defects.
Craniofacial anomalies are a diverse group of deformitiesPatients like Ladis, pictured here, undergo a thorough evaluation by our Neonatal Craniofacial Program team in the Newborn/Infant Intensive Care Unit in the growth of the head and facial bones. These abnormalities are congenital (present at birth) and there are numerous variations — some are mild and require only careful monitoring; others are severe and require surgery.
Most medical professionals agree that there is no single factor that causes these types of abnormalities. Instead, there are many factors that may contribute to their development, including:
While craniofacial anomalies are generally rare, some are more common than others. We offer the full range of therapeutic interventions for all craniofacial anomalies. Learn more about the craniofacial conditions we treat.
For more information the Neonatal Craniofacial Program at CHOP, please call 215-590-2616 or contact us online. To schedule an appointment, call 215-590-2208.
Reviewed by: Scott P. Bartlett, MD, and Janet Lioy, MD, FAAP
Date: August 2013
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