Apert syndrome is a rare genetic birth disorder involving abnormal growth of the skull and the face, as well as fused fingers and toes.
- It can be inherited, or it may occur without a known family history.
- Most children with Apert syndrome are of normal intelligence but mild learning difficulty occurs in some cases
Physical characteristics of this syndrome include:
- tall skull and high prominent forehead
- underdeveloped upper jaw
- prominent eyes that appear to be bulging out and may be spaced widely apart
- small nose
- fused fingers
- fused toes
Craniofacial Anomalies Program
The Craniofacial Anomalies Program at Boston Children's Hospital provides a team approach to the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of children and adults with congenital or acquired facial deformities. If your child has been suffering from one of these conditions, our doctors can help.
Our program is staffed by an experienced team of clinicians, all with specialized training in the care of children with craniofacial anomalies. Each year we treat more than 500 patients, 250 of them new patients, making our program one of the most experienced programs of its type in the country.