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Frontofacionasal Dysplasia


Synonyms of Frontofacionasal Dysplasia
  • Cleft Lip-Palate, Blepharophimosis, Lagophthalmos, and Hypertelorism
  • Facio-Fronto-Nasal Dysplasia
  • Frontofacionasal Dysostosis
  • Nasal-fronto-faciodysplasia

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Frontofacionasal dysplasia is a rare genetic disorder that is apparent at birth (congenital). The disorder is primarily characterized by malformations of the head and facial (craniofacial) area and eye (ocular) defects. Craniofacial malformations may include an unusually short, broad head (brachycephaly); incomplete closure of the roof of the mouth (cleft palate); an abnormal groove in the upper lip (cleft lip); and underdevelopment (hypoplasia) of the nose with malformation of the nostrils. Affected infants may also have abnormal narrowing of the folds (palpebral fissures) between the upper and lower eyelids (blepharophimosis) and an unusually increased distance between the eyes (ocular hypertelorism). Additional eye abnormalities may include partial absence of tissue (coloboma) from the upper eyelids or the colored regions of the eyes (irides) and an inability to completely close the eyes (lagophthalmos). Frontofacionasal dysplasia appears to be inherited as an autosomal recessive trait.

    Organizations related to Frontofacionasal Dysplasia
    • AmeriFace
      PO Box 751112
      Las Vegas NV 89136
      Phone #: 702-769-9264
      800 #: 888-486-1209
      e-mail: info@ameriface.org
      Home page: http://www.ameriface.org
    • Children's Craniofacial Association
      13140 Coit Road
      Dallas TX 75240
      Phone #: 214-570-9099
      800 #: 800-535-3643
      e-mail: csmith@ccakids.com
      Home page: http://www.ccakids.com
    • 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
    • FACES: The National Craniofacial Association
      P.O. Box 11082
      Chattanooga TN 37401
      Phone #: 423-266-1632
      800 #: 800-332-2373
      e-mail: faces@faces-cranio.org
      Home page: http://www.faces-cranio.org
    • Forward Face, Inc.
      317 East 34th Street
      New York NY 10016
      Phone #: 212-684-5860
      800 #: 800-393-3223
      e-mail: info@forwardface.org
      Home page: http://www.forwardface.org
    • MUMS (Mothers United for Moral Support, Inc) National Parent-to-Parent Network
      150 Custer Court
      Green Bay WI 54301-1243
      Phone #: 920-336-5333
      800 #: 877-336-5333
      e-mail: mums@netnet.net
      Home page: http://www.netnet.net/mums/
    • 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
    • Society for the Rehabilitation of the Facially Disfigured, Inc.
      550 First Avenue
      New York NY 10016
      Phone #: 212-340-5400
      800 #: --
      e-mail: N/A
      Home page: N/A
    • 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



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