Mandibulofacial dysostosis is a term that refers to conditions related to abnormalities in the face and lower jaw. These include:
Mandibulofacial dysostosis with microcephaly (MFDM)
MFDM is a rare craniofacial condition that causes developmental delays and abnormalities of the head and face. People with MFDM have a small head that doesn’t grow at the same rate as the rest of their body. They often are born with problems of the esophagus, hearing loss, cleft palate, heart problems, and many other medical issues.
Nager syndrome is a rare condition that affects a baby’s head and facial features, in addition to the hands and arms. Tissues and bones in these areas of a baby fail to fully develop when the fetus is in the womb. The syndrome can cause varying medical problems depending on the abnormalities present. We also care for the hand anomalies that are associated with this condition.
Treacher Collins syndrome
Treacher Collins syndrome is a rare genetic condition where some of the facial bones and tissues fail to fully develop. It can affect a baby’s jaw, ears, eyelids and cheekbones. The syndrome ranges from relatively mild to very severe.