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Cerebrocostomandibular Syndrome


Synonyms of Cerebrocostomandibular Syndrome
  • CCMS
  • CCM Syndrome
  • Rib Gap Defects with Micrognathia

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Cerebrocostomandibular syndrome is an extremely rare inherited disorder characterized by an abnormally small jaw (micrognathia), malformations of the roof of the mouth (palate), improper positioning of the tongue (glossoptosis), and abnormal development of the ribs (rib dysplasia). In most cases, such abnormalities contribute to respiratory problems (insufficiency) during early infancy. Although some affected individuals have normal intelligence, others exhibit moderate to severe mental retardation. Although research suggests that cerebrocostomandibular syndrome is usually inherited as an autosomal recessive genetic trait, some cases have also been documented in the medical literature that suggest autosomal dominant inheritance.

    Organizations related to Cerebrocostomandibular Syndrome
    • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
      10801 Rockville Pike
      Rockville MD 20852
      Phone #: 800-321-2742
      800 #: 800-321-2742
      e-mail: actioncenter@asha.org
      Home page: http://www.asha.org
    • CCMS Support Group
      63 Stirrup Way
      Burlington NJ 08016
      Phone #: 609-239-7831
      800 #: --
      e-mail: tmontague@home.com
      Home page: N/A
    • Campbell, Robert, M.D.
      Santa Rosa Children's Hospital
      San Antonio TX 78207
      Phone #: 210-704-2988
      800 #: --
      e-mail: N/A
      Home page: N/A
    • Cleft Palate Foundation
      1504 East Franklin Street
      Chapel Hill NC 27514-2820
      Phone #: 919-933-9044
      800 #: 800-242-5338
      e-mail: info@cleftline.org
      Home page: http://www.cleftline.org
    • NIH/Nat'l Institute on Deafness & Other Communication Disorders Information Clearinghouse
      1 Communication Ave
      Bethesda MD 20892-3456
      Phone #: 301-402-0900
      800 #: 800-241-1044
      e-mail: nidcdinfo@nidcd.nih.gov
      Home page: http://www.nidcd.nih.gov
    • NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Information Center
      P.O. Box 30105
      Bethesda MD 20824-0105
      Phone #: 301-592-8573
      800 #: --
      e-mail: nhlbiinfo@rover.nhlbi.nih.gov
      Home page: N/A
    • National Craniofacial Foundation
      3100 Carlisle Street
      Dallas TX 75204
      Phone #: --
      800 #: 800-535-3643
      e-mail: N/A
      Home page: N/A
    • Prescription Parents
      Prescription Parent, Inc.
      Needham MA 02492
      Phone #: 617-499-1936
      800 #: --
      e-mail: info@prescriptionparents.org
      Home page: http://www.prescriptionparents.com
    • The Arc (a national organization on mental retardation)
      1010 Wayne Ave
      Silver Spring MD 20910
      Phone #: 301-565-3842
      800 #: 800-433-5255
      e-mail: info@thearc.org
      Home page: http://www.thearc.org/
    • Wide Smiles
      P.O. Box 5153
      Stockton CA 95205-0153
      Phone #: 209-942-2812
      800 #: --
      e-mail: JoSmiles@yahoo.com
      Home page: http://www.widesmiles.org



    For a Complete Report

    This is an abstract of a report from the National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc. ? (NORD). A copy of the complete report can be obtained for a small fee by visiting the NORD website. The complete report contains additional information including symptoms, causes, affected population, related disorders, standard and investigational treatments (if available), and references from medical literature. For a full-text version of this topic, see http://www.rarediseases.org/search/rdblist.html