Treacher Collins

Also known as: Treacher Collins syndrome

What is Treacher Collins?

Treacher Collins is a genetic disorder that impacts how the face develops. Specifically, it can cause abnormal development of the jaws, ears, eyelids and cheekbones.

What causes Treacher Collins?

A genetic mutation is the cause of Treacher Collins syndrome. The mutation is typically passed down from parents who carry the gene to their children.

What are the symptoms of Treacher Collins?

Underdeveloped facial bones, small jaw and chin, cleft palate, breathing problems, downward-slanting eyes and misshapen ears are just a few of many symptoms that can be present with Treacher Collins syndrome.

What are Treacher Collins care options?

There is no cure for Treacher Collins syndrome. The individual symptoms can be treated as they occur in order to give individuals with the disease the best quality of life possible. The Craniofacial team at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital has a large experience in treating patients with Treacher Collins Syndrome. Care is individualized for each child to maximize aesthetic and functional outcomes.


Reviewed by: Chad A Perlyn, MD

This page was last updated on: 3/22/2018 8:59:49 AM


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