Most craniofacial anomalies are fairly common and treatable occurrences, with the minority being more severe cases. Keep reading to find out the most common craniofacial anomalies, what causes them, and how they can be fixed.
Craniofacial anomalies are deformities in the growth of the head and facial bones. These abnormalities are present at birth and there are many variations in location and severity. Some craniofacial anomalies can be associated with other anomalies in the body, which can be serious.
While some rarer cases may be more severe, there are several types of craniofacial anomalies that are more common and treatable. The most frequently seen types include:
A separation in the lip or the palate
Typically, medical professionals agree that there is no single root cause of craniofacial anomalies. There are many factors that may contribute to their development, including:
Treatment for craniofacial anomalies depends on the individual’s condition. If the deformity continues to worsen or not improve, contacting a pediatric neurosurgeon, craniofacial surgeon, or craniofacial anomalies team is the best course of action. There are many different surgeries that can be done to fix these anomalies that are all common and standard procedures.
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