Treacher Collins Syndrome

What is Treacher Collins syndrome?

Treacher Collins syndrome is a condition that affects the development of bones and other tissues in the face.

What are the signs and symptoms of Treacher Collins syndrome?

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The signs and symptoms of this disorder vary greatly, ranging from almost unnoticeable to severe. Most affected individuals have underdeveloped facial bones, particularly the cheek bones, and a very small jaw and chin (micrognathia). Some people with this condition are also born with an opening in the roof of the mouth called a cleft palate. In severe cases, underdevelopment of the facial bones may restrict an affected infant's airway, causing potentially life-threatening respiratory problems.


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