Vanderbilt Craniofacial Treatment Center

Treacher-Collins' Syndrome

Treacher-Collins’ Syndrome is characterized by lack of bone development in the cheeks and sides of the optical orbits, causing the eyes and eyelids to droop at the sides.

This syndrome also results in significant problems with the jaw and upper dental arch, which require complex corrective surgery.

In spite of the severity of the deformities, craniofacial surgery can provide considerable improvement.

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