The current approach to the correction of craniofacial deformities associated with Treacher Collins syndrome is to stage the reconstruction to coincide with facial growth patterns, visceral function, and psychosocial development. Precise morphologic analysis of each patient and the recognition of the need for a staged reconstructive approach serve to clarify the objectives of each stage of treatment for the clinicians and the family. By continuing to define a rationale for the timing, methods, and extent of surgical intervention and then objectively evaluating functional, morphologic, and ychosocial outcomes, the outlook for patients with Treacher Collins syndrome will be greatly improved.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||21|
|Journal||Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America|
|Issue number||4 SPEC.ISS.|
|State||Published - Nov 2004|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Oral Surgery