Children born with co-existing craniofacial conditions, such as Apert syndrome, which affects the growth of the jaw, may benefit from a technique called mandibular bone lengthening or distraction osteogenesis.
It is often associated with other craniofacial abnormalities, including Crouzon syndrome, Apert syndrome, Pfeiffer syndrome, and Saethre-Chotzen syndrome.
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Apert syndrome-A craniofacial abnormality characterized by abnormal head shape, small upper jaw, and fusion of fingers and toes.
Craniosynostosis is one of a diverse group of deformities in the head and facial bones called craniofacial anomalies.