Craniofacial anomalies (CFA) are a diverse group of deformities in the growth of the head and facial bones.
Anomaly is a medical term meaning "irregularity" or "different from normal." These abnormalities are congenital (present at birth) and there are numerous variations — some are mild and some are severe and require surgery.
Frequently Asked Questions
What causes craniofacial anomalies in children?
What are the most common types of craniofacial anomalies in children?
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Departments that Treat Craniofacial Anomalies
Cleft and Craniofacial Program
The Cleft and Craniofacial Program at Children�s National brings together experts from 10 pediatric disciplines to provide complete care for children with craniofacial disorders. Our multidisciplinary pediatric team helps more than 400 children every year.
Rare Disease Institute - Genetics and Metabolism
Children's National Rare Disease Institute (CNRDI) is a first-of-its-kind center focused exclusively on advancing the care and treatment of children and adults with rare genetic diseases.