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  • Anatomy of the Newborn Skull

    Anatomy of the Newborn Skull Click Image to Enlarge Although the skull appears to be one large bone, there are actually several major bones that are connected together. The major bones that compose t...

  • Craniosynostosis

    Craniosynostosis What is craniosynostosis? The normal skull consists of several plates of bone that are separated by sutures. The sutures (fibrous joints) are found between the bony plates in the hea...

  • Deformational Plagiocephaly

    Deformational Plagiocephaly What is deformational plagiocephaly? Deformational (or positional) plagiocephaly refers to a misshapen (asymmetrical) shape of the head (cranium) from repeated pressure to...

  • Glossary - Craniofacial Anomalies

    Glossary - Craniofacial Anomalies | A | | B | | C | | D | | E | | F | | G | | H | | I | | J | | K | | L | | M | | N | | O | | P | | Q | | R | | S | | T | | U | | V | | W | | X | | Y | | Z | A [back t...

  • Hemifacial Microsomia

    Hemifacial Microsomia What is hemifacial microsomia (HFM)? Hemifacial microsomia (HFM) is a condition in which the tissue on one side of the face is underdeveloped, affecting primarily the aural (ear...

  • Home Page - Craniofacial Anomalies

    Topic Index Anatomy of the Newborn Skull Overview of Craniofacial Anomalies The Craniofacial Team Cleft Lip / Cleft Palate Craniosynostosis Deformational Plagiocephaly Hemifacial Microsomia Vascular ...

  • Online Resources - Craniofacial Anomalies

    Online Resources - Craniofacial Anomalies This Web was compiled from a variety of sources including the online resources listed below, but is not intended to substitute or replace the professional me...

  • Overview of Craniofacial Anomalies

    Overview of Craniofacial Anomalies What are craniofacial anomalies? Craniofacial anomalies (CFA) are a diverse group of deformities in the growth of the head and facial bones. Anomaly is a medical te...

  • The Craniofacial Team

    The Craniofacial Team What kind of medical providers treat craniofacial abnormalities? The treatment of these disorders requires the involvement of experts from multiple medical and surgical specialt...

  • Topic Index - Craniofacial Anomalies

    Topic Index - Craniofacial Anomalies Craniofacial Anomalies Home Anatomy of the Newborn Skull Overview of Craniofacial Anomalies The Craniofacial Team Cleft Lip / Cleft Palate Craniosynostosis Deform...

  • Vascular Malformations and Hemangiomas

    Vascular Malformations and Hemangiomas What is a hemangioma? A hemangioma is a type of birthmark. It is the most common benign (noncancerous) tumor of the skin. Hemangiomas may be present at birth (f...