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Mandibulofacial dysostosis with microcephaly


Other Names for this Disease
  • Growth delay - intellectual disability - mandibulofacial dysostosis - microcephaly - cleft palate
  • Mandibulofacial dysostosis, Guion-Almeida type
  • Mandibulofacial dysostosis-microcephaly syndrome
  • MFDGA
  • MFDM
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Treatment

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How might mandibulofacial dysostosis with microcephaly be treated?

Individualized treatment of craniofacial features is managed by a multidisciplinary team which may include various specialists. Surgery may be needed for a variety of abnormalities, in the newborn period or beyond. Treatment of hearing loss is individualized, and may involve conventional hearing aids, bone-anchored hearing aid, and/or cochlear implants. Occupational, physical, and/or speech/language therapies are involved as needed to optimize developmental outcome.[1]

Additional treatment information is available on GeneReviews' Web site.
Last updated: 7/30/2015

References
  1. Matthew Lines, Taila Hartley, and Kym Boycott. Mandibulofacial Dysostosis with Microcephaly. GeneReviews. July 3, 2014; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK214367/.


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Other Names for this Disease
  • Growth delay - intellectual disability - mandibulofacial dysostosis - microcephaly - cleft palate
  • Mandibulofacial dysostosis, Guion-Almeida type
  • Mandibulofacial dysostosis-microcephaly syndrome
  • MFDGA
  • MFDM
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.