Treacher Collins Syndrome is a rare genetic disorder that leads to the underdevelopment of the bones and other tissues of the face.
Treatment of Treacher Collins Syndrome
Treacher Collins Syndrome is a complex condition that requires multiple stages of treatment over the course of the patient’s lifetime. Cleft palate repair is typically done after age 6 months but depends on the child’s breathing status.
It is also important to diagnose hearing problems early therefore our speech language pathologist and ENT surgeons will evaluate the child to determine the need for a bone anchored hearing aid (BAHA). The child may also need surgeries to fix the bones of the middle of the face, the ears and the jaws. The timing of these surgeries will depend on your surgeons. Because the soft tissue of the face is underdeveloped, some children may benefit from fat grafting to improve their facial contour. To learn more about Treacher Collins syndrome treatment in Richmond, VA, please call to schedule an appointment with one of our craniofacial surgeons.