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Pediatric Craniofacial Disorders

Craniofacial disorder is a broad term that describes malformations of the face and skull that may result from birth defect, disease or trauma. In the U.S., approximately 600,000 individuals have been diagnosed with a craniofacial condition, and Children’s National Hospital treats hundreds of patients with these disorders each year.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Common Craniofacial Disorders

What is cleft palate in children?

What is positional plagiocephaly in children?

What is simple craniosynostosis in children?

What is hemifacial microsomia in children?

What are syndrome disorders in children?

What is craniofacial trauma in children?

Treatment for Craniofacial Disorders

What craniofacial reconstruction techniques are available at Children's National Hospital?


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Meet the Providers Who Treat Craniofacial Disorders

Departments that Treat Craniofacial Disorder

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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.