Treacher collins

Treacher collins syndrome can be genetically inherited or occur as new mutations and cause a pattern of facial clefting as well as a small lower jaw.  Treatment is aimed at first improving the anterior projection of the lower jaw  and opening up the airway which is often using mandible distraction techniques.  This will pull the tongue base forward and open up the airway, possibly reducing the need for tracheotomy.

  • Excision of ear remnants (6mos)
  • Defect in the lower lid (coloboma)
  • Bone grafts can be placed in the cheek areas to augment the bony deficiency (age 5)
  • Microtia (Age 8-10)