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Craniofacial Anomalies

  • Overview of Craniofacial Anomalies

    Detailed information on craniofacial anomalies, including cleft lip, cleft palate, craniosynostosis, hemifacial microsomia, vascular malformation, hemangioma, and deformational plagiocephaly

  • The Craniofacial Team

    Detailed information on craniofacial abnormalities and the craniofacial treatment team

  • Deformational Plagiocephaly

    Deformational plagiocephaly is when a baby develops a lasting flat spot either on one side or the back of the head. It happens when a baby sleeps in the same position most of the time or because of problems with the neck muscles. The condition is also called flat heat syndrome.

  • Hemifacial Microsomia (HFM)

    Hemifacial microsomia (HFM) is a congenital problem. This means that your child is born with it. In this condition, one side of your baby’s face is underdeveloped (hemi means half). HFM usually only affects one side of the face. Sometimes both sides may be affected.

  • Home Page - Craniofacial Anomalies

    Detailed information on craniofacial anomalies, including Cleft Lip, Cleft Palate, Craniosynostosis, Deformational Plagiocephaly, Hemifacial Microsomia, Vascular Malformations, and Hemangiomas

  • Online Resources - Craniofacial Anomalies

    List of online resources to find additional information on cardiovascular disorders in children

  • Topic Index - Craniofacial Anomalies

    Detailed information on craniofacial anomalies, including Cleft Lip, Cleft Palate, Craniosynostosis, Deformational Plagiocephaly, Hemifacial Microsomia, Vascular Malformations, and Hemangiomas

  • Anatomy of the Newborn Skull

    Detailed anatomical information on the newborn skull.

  • Vascular Malformations and Hemangiomas

    Hemangiomas are growths of blood vessels. They’re also called birthmarks. But they often can't be seen at birth. They usually form in the first few weeks of life.

  • Craniosynostosis

    Craniosynostosis is a condition in which the fibrous joints between the skull’s bony plates close too early, causing problems with normal brain and skull growth.