Vanderbilt Craniofacial Treatment Center

Crouzon's Syndrome

Crouzon’s Syndrome occurs in children when the bones in the middle of the face either stop growing entirely or significantly slow in its development. As a result, the middle portion of the child’s face does not keep up with the growth of the mandible, or lower jaw, causing very irregular facial characteristics.

These characteristics can lead to medical conditions associated with vision and oral health.

Crouzon’s Syndrome can be corrected surgically by advancing the middle portion of the patient’s face. This surgery improves jaw alignment, protects the eyes by decreasing forward displacement, and enhances overall facial uniformity.

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