What Is Van der Woude Syndrome?
Children with van der Woude syndrome have pits or mounds of tissue in the lower lip, cleft lip, cleft palate, or both a cleft lip and cleft palate. It is possible to have only one of these symptoms, or the child can have all or any combination of them.
Even if van der Woude is an inherited syndrome in your family, whenever a baby is born with a birth defect, it is normal for the parents to feel overwhelmed and to have many questions about the treatment and prognosis. We understand it is never easy to have your child go through surgical treatment.
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 concern and support for your family.
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