Craniofacial anomalies include a wide-range of conditions that affect the shape of a child’s head and face. The skull is shaped through several smaller bones that adjoin together. As a child’s brain grows and develops, the skull allows for the growth. Usually, the skull grows in a symmetrical fashion. If, for any circumstance, one of the junctions where the skull bone adjoin close too early, the brain and skull expand in a different direction. Craniofacial anomalies can affect sight, hearing, breathing, chewing, swallowing and brain growth.
Craniofacial surgery is used to treat these conditions that affect the bones and soft tissues of the head and face. Working collaboratively in conjunction with a plastic surgery team, we are dedicated to providing advanced treatment options for craniofacial conditions including craniosynostosis and plagiocephaly.
- Craniosynostosis – this a birth defect in babies where the bones in the skull join together too early which can result in the skull becoming misshapen.
- Plagiocephaly – this is a condition that causes a portion of a baby’s head to flatten which can be caused by repeated pressure to a specific area of the skull.
At Palm Beach Children’s Surgical Specialists we individualize your child’s treatment options because every patient is unique. We are committed to providing quality care to the little ones in your life.