Treacher Collins Syndrome

By Makenna Bisch

What is Treacher Collins Syndrome?

Treacher Collins Syndrome is a rare disorder affecting the jaw, bones, skin, and muscles on the face.

How do you get this disorder?

You can get this disorder by only one parent is they had it before you, then you have a 50/50 chance of getting this disorder.

What can a doctor do to help this disorder?

The only way a doctor can help is if the child's age is young enough to get the surgery and the timing matters a lot during the surgery.

How is this disorder treated?

This disorder is treated by a doctor, but only if the child's body part they are doing surgery on is fully grown.

Two really important facts are:

The growth of the child's body parts on the face. Another important fact is the feeding and the breathing. If your child has a small jaw or cleft palate you doctor will pay special attention to their breathing and their eating during their childhood.