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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 anomalies and the craniofacial anomaly 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

    Detailed information on hemifacial microsomia, including types, causes, diagnosis, and treatment

  • 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, including a labeled, full-color illustration

  • Vascular Malformations and Hemangiomas

    The term “birthmark” may be a misnomer. These usually harmless skin discolorations can appear any time in the first few months after birth. They’re generally nothing to worry about. But, in some cases, they may need treatment. Here are the most common birthmarks and what to do if they show up on your child.

  • 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.