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Coffin Lowry Syndrome Information Page
... Coffin-Lowry syndrome is a rare genetic disorder characterized by craniofacial (head and facial) and skeletal abnormalities, mental retardation, short stature, and hypotonia. Characteristic facial fea...
Source: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Mobius Syndrome Information Page
... Mobius syndrome is a rare birth defect caused by the absence or underdevelopment of the 6th and 7th cranial nerves, which control eye movements and facial expression. The first symptom, present at bir...
Source: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Hemifacial Spasm Information Page
... Hemifacial spasm is a neuromuscular disorder characterized by frequent involuntary contractions of the muscles on one side of the face. The disorder occurs in both men and women, although it more freq...
Source: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Holoprosencephaly Information Page
... Holoprosencephaly is a disorder caused by the failure of the prosencephalon (the embryonic forebrain) to sufficiently divide into the double lobes of the cerebral hemispheres. The result is a single-l...
Source: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Melkersson-Rosenthal Syndrome Information Page
... Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome is a rare neurological disorder characterized by recurring facial paralysis, swelling of the face and lips (usually the upper lip), and the development of folds and furro...
Source: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Parry-Romberg Information Page
... Parry-Romberg syndrome is a rare disorder characterized by slowly progressive deterioration (atrophy) of the skin and soft tissues of half of the face (hemifacial atrophy), usually the left side. It i...
Source: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Velocardiofacial Syndrome
... Velocardiofacial syndrome (VCFS) is a disorder that has been associated with over thirty different features. (A disease or disorder that has more than one identifying feature or symptom is a syndrome....
Source: National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

Growing Bones: Bone Expansion Treats Facial Deformities
... by Michelle Meadows As strange as it may seem, our bones can be stretched and lengthened. Surgeons used to apply the concept only to big bones such as in the legs. But now growing bone in the jaws has...
Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Apert syndrome
... Apert syndrome is a genetic disorder characterized by the premature fusion of certain bones of the skull (craniosynostosis), which prevents further growth of the skull and affects the shape of the hea...
Source: Genetics Home Reference

Beare-Stevenson cutis gyrata syndrome
... Beare-Stevenson cutis gyrata syndrome is a genetic disorder characterized by skin abnormalities and the premature fusion of certain bones of the skull (craniosynostosis), which prevents further growth...
Source: Genetics Home Reference

Coffin-Lowry syndrome
... Coffin-Lowry syndrome is a condition associated with mental retardation and delayed development, characteristic facial features, and skeletal abnormalities. Males are usually more severely affected th...
Source: Genetics Home Reference

Crouzon syndrome
... Crouzon syndrome is a genetic disorder characterized by the premature joining of certain bones of the skull (craniosynostosis), which affects the shape of the head and face. Many of the signs of Crouz...
Source: Genetics Home Reference

Crouzonodermoskeletal syndrome
... Crouzonodermoskeletal syndrome is a genetic disorder characterized by the premature joining of certain bones of the skull (craniosynostosis) and a skin disorder called acanthosis nigricans. Some of th...
Source: Genetics Home Reference

Jackson-Weiss syndrome
... Jackson-Weiss syndrome is a genetic disorder characterized by foot abnormalities and the premature fusion of certain bones of the skull (craniosynostosis), which prevents further growth of the skull a...
Source: Genetics Home Reference

Muenke syndrome
... Muenke syndrome is an inherited condition characterized by the premature closure of certain bones of the skull (coronal synostosis), which affects the shape of the head and face. The primary feature o...
Source: Genetics Home Reference

Pfeiffer syndrome
... Pfeiffer syndrome is a genetic disorder characterized by the premature fusion of certain bones of the skull (craniosynostosis), which prevents further growth of the skull and affects the shape of the ...
Source: Genetics Home Reference