Pfeiffer Syndrome

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Common Description

Pfeiffer Syndrome is a Craniosynostosis Syndrome, that involves the premature fusion of multiple cranial sutures and associated facial abnormalities.

Medical Description


  • Premature fusion of the cranial sutures gives a "tower" appearance to the skull
  • Eyes are wide set, mildly protrusive and usually have an antimongolian slant
  • Upper jaw is small and the lower jaw appears protrusive
  • Nasal bridge is depressed
  • Thumbs and big toes are broad
  • Fingers and toes may be joined by skin

Our Recommendation

Protocol management by a multidisciplinary craniofacial team

DDMS Process and Procedure

Professor David, has developed a protocol, in conjunction with the Australian Craniofacial Unit, that incorporates a multidisciplinary approach to treatment. This treatment extends from birth until early adulthood when full development is complete.


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David David Medical Services
226 Melbourne Street
North Adelaide
South Australia, 5006
T (61) 8 8267 1466
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