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Craniometaphyseal dysplasia, autosomal dominant


Other Names for this Disease

  • CMD
  • CMDD
  • CMDJ
  • Craniometaphyseal dysplasia Jackson type
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How might craniometaphyseal dysplasia be treated?

Treatment consists primarily of surgery to reduce compression of cranial nerves and the brain stem/spinal cord at the level of the foramen magnum. Severely overgrown facial bones can be contoured; however, surgical procedures can be technically difficult and bone regrowth is common. Individuals with craniometaphyseal dysplasia should have regular neurologic evaluations, hearing assessments, and ophthalmologic examinations. The frequency of these evaluations and assessments should be determined by the individual's history and severity of skeletal changes.[1]
Last updated: 8/24/2010

References
  1. Reichenberger E, Chen IP. Craniometaphyseal Dysplasia. GeneReviews. 2007; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/bookshelf/br.fcgi?book=gene&part=cranio-md. Accessed 8/24/2010.


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Other Names for this Disease
  • CMD
  • CMDD
  • CMDJ
  • Craniometaphyseal dysplasia Jackson type
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.