Also known as: Craniofacial dysostosis
What is Crouzon syndrome?
Crouzon syndrome is a rare disorder that is present at birth. It is characterized by the seams between a baby’s soft skull bones closing early, which causes the face and eye sockets to develop incorrectly.
What causes Crouzon syndrome?
Crouzon syndrome is an inherited disorder that is passed along from parents to their children.
What are the symptoms of Crouzon syndrome?
The physical symptoms of Crouzon syndrome can include an abnormal head shape, wide-set and bulging eyes, and an underdeveloped midface. Vision problems, hearing problems, difficulty breathing and dental issues are also common.
What are Crouzon syndrome care options?
Treating Crouzon syndrome often takes a variety of different treatments and therapies. Surgery to correct the different abnormalities is common, and assistance with breathing can be needed. Vision correction is performed when necessary and children will also often require therapy to correct speech or hearing problems.
Reviewed by: Saoussen Salhi, MD
This page was last updated on: 1/11/2018 1:58:49 PM
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