What is velo-cardio facial syndrome?

Also known as: VCFS, velocardiofacial syndrome, chromosome 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, Shprintzen syndrome, craniofacial syndrome, DiGeorge syndrome, conotruncal anomaly face syndrome.

“Velo” in Latin means palate, “cardia” means heart, and “facies” relates to things of the face. Velo-cardio facial syndrome has a number of common features including a cleft palate, heart abnormalities, and a characteristic looking face, and many others.


Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP

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