About the Radboudumc center of expertiseRadboudumc’s center of expertise in Craniofacial Anomalies is specialized in the fusion of the cranial sutures (craniosynostosis) and skull abnormalities (cranial malformations).
Craniofacial anomalies are skull and facial abnormalities. Craniosynostosis is a fusion of the cranial sutures. One or more of your child’s cranial sutures have closed too soon. Because this usually occurs before birth, your child is born with a different skull shape. As a result, your child's skull cannot grow at the same pace as the brain in some places and the growing brain could become trapped within a (too small) skull. This could increase the pressure in the head of your child. Cranial malformations can also have other causes.
At Radboudumc’s center of expertise in Craniofacial Anomalies, we offer care and knowledge regarding cranial malformations. Together with your child, you can come to us for advice, research and treatment. Within our center of expertise, we work with specialists from:
- The department of Genetics for hereditary advice and research.
- The departments of Neurosurgery, of Mouth, Jaw and Facial Surgery and of Orthodontics for drawing up and implementing the treatment plan.
- The 3D lab to objectify the evolution of the skull form without X-rays.
Radboudumc’s center of expertise in Craniofacial Anomalies is acknowledged by the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport and has been acknowledged as a center of expertise by Orphanet since 2013.