Treacher Collins Syndrome

What happens to a person that has this genetic disorder?

Treacher Collins syndrome have many facial features in common, although there is a wide variation in the severity of the condition.

How do you get this disorder?

The cause of Treacher Collins syndrome is a genetic mutation that affects the baby's facial development before birth.

What can a doctor do to help this disorder?

Babies with TCS may have a small jaw or cleft palate, and your doctor will pay special attention to their breathing and eating during infancy.

How is this disorder treated?

Some people wear masks or take therapy to make them feel better.

Two important facts about this disorder

-All newborns should have a hearing screening, usually performed in the birth hospital or within a few days of birth.

-Sometimes Treacher Collins syndrome is diagnosed before a baby is born because the abnormal facial features are visible during an ultrasound.

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