Chromosomal and Genetic Conditions

Saethre-Chotzen Syndrome Treatment

Saethre-Chotzen Syndrome Treatment

Most children with Saethre-Chotzen syndrome have craniosynostosis (premature closure of one or more of the sutures between the bony plates of the skull).

We usually correct this type of craniosynostosis when the child is 9 to 12 months old. The timing and exact nature of the surgery is tailored to the child.

If the child has other differences needing surgical treatment, such as cleft palate or webbed fingers, the timing of these repairs will be taken into consideration in a coordinated treatment plan.

Other potential issues like feeding problems, hearing loss and developmental delays will be monitored and treated as needed.