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What Is The Life Expectancy For Treacher Collins
Normal: If the craniofacial abnormalities are addressed then the life expectancy can be otherwise normal. ...Read more
TC Syndrome: TCS is a genetic craniofacial disorder. Complete description here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treacher_Collins_syndrome See oral surgeon or craniofacial surgeon for surgical corrections procedures. Requires years of management by surgeon, speech therapist, pediatrician, orthodontist. ...Read more
Inherited Disorder: Treacher Collins Syndrome, or mandibulofacial dysostosis is an inherited craniofacial disorder with a distinct set of characteristics. These characteristics include hypoplasia (underdevelopment) of the facial bones, clefting of the palate, ear anomalies and eye problems. While there is no "cure," there are craniofacial teams that can help patients surgically with the syndrome. ...Read more
Treacher collins: Is a congenital disorder characterized by craniofacial deformities, such as absent cheekbones. Treacher collins syndrome is found in about 1 in 50, 000 births. The typical physical features include downward slanting eyes, micrognathia (a small jaw), conductive hearing loss, underdeveloped zygoma, drooping part of the lateral lower eyelids, and malformed or absence of ears. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Tcs is an autosomal dominant disorder . The primary identified mutation is in the tcof1 gene (97%) which is located on chromosome 5q32-q33.1. There are at least 2 other gene defects that are responsible for some cases. Since these defects are in the main dna, it is not mitochondrial in origin. ...Read more
Absolutely!: Results, both functional and esthetic will vary depending on the severity of the defects. Some treacher-collins patients do have some developmental disabilities as well as hearing and speech problems. Your best bet for advice for the long-term is being a patient in a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary cleft and craniofacial clinic. ...Read more
What is the chance that hearing loss is caused by treacher collins syndrome? What are the usual symptoms?
Yes: Like any syndrome, treacher collins can have a number of different features associated with it. Cleft palate as well as other distinguishing features: small zygomatic bones and mandibles, external ear abnormalities, coloboma (notching) of the lower eyelid, absence of the lower eyelashes, and preauricular hair displacement onto the cheeks. About 40%-50% of individuals have conductive hearing loss. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: Hiv, when untreated, becomes aids after approximately 10-12 years. Patients not treated used to die within a few years after that. Today, strong medications exist that can effectively treat HIV so that it does not progress into aids. The medications also can often restore normal immune function to someone who has aids. So, if you have HIV or aids, see a doctor who is an HIV specialist. ...Read more
Rare Disorder: Cretinism is the name given to people that were born with hypothyroidis (caused by congenital absence of the thyroid gland) . It use to take up to 6 mo to a 1 yr of age to diagnose children with this condition and by that time they were mentally retarded and had course facial feautures that were not reversible with treatment. Now we have neonatal screening for this condition if promptly treated ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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