Related Conditions and Treatments
22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome (DiGeorge Syndrome)
22q11.2 deletion syndrome is a genetic condition that causes a combination of medical problems. These problems may include heart defects, cleft palate, speech or feeding problems, difficulty fighting infections, low calcium levels, kidney problems, learning or behavioral issues, and facial differences.
Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate
A child with a cleft lip has a visible separation in the skin of their top lip. A child with cleft palate has incomplete development of the soft and/or hard palate.
Dysphagia in Children
Dysphagia is a term that means “difficulty swallowing.” It is the inability of food or liquids to pass easily from your child’s mouth, into the throat, and through the esophagus to the stomach during the process of swallowing.
Robin sequence (aka Pierre Robin sequence) is a combination of facial differences that are present at birth.