Saethre-Chotzen Syndrome

What Is Saethre-Chotzen Syndrome?

Saethre-Chotzen syndrome is a rare inherited type of craniosynostosis, a premature closure of one or more of the sutures, or joints, between the bony plates of the skull.

The cause of Saethre-Chotzen syndrome is a mutation in a gene that is important in the development of the head and limbs. If your child has Saethre-Chotzen syndrome, he or she may have an asymetrical head and face, craniosynostosis, droopy eyes, and shortened or webbed fingers and toes.

Even if Saethre-Chotzen syndrome is inherited in your family and you consulted a geneticist before getting pregnant, it is still normal to feel overwhelmed when considering the treatment and prognosis for your child.

At the Yale Craniofacial Program, our internationally recognized team of surgeons and cross-disciplinary specialists work together to provide top-level quality care for your child while offering the utmost support for your family.

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