Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
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Research

 

Exploring the mechanisms of craniofacial development

A craniofacial disorder refers to an abnormality of the face and/or the head. Craniofacial differences can result from abnormal growth patterns of the face or skull, which includes soft tissue and bones. A craniofacial abnormality can be caused by a birth defect, disease, or trauma.

Craniofacial surgery is a type of plastic surgery that repairs these abnormalities. Craniofacial surgeons are specially trained to work with bone, skin, muscle, teeth, and more. Craniofacial surgery does not include surgery of the brain or eye.

The Vanderbilt Craniofacial Research Center explores the mechanisms of craniofacial development.


Last Edited: March 17, 2017
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