Romberg Syndrome

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also known as
Hemifacial Atrophy

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Common Description

Romberg syndrome is a rare, incurable craniofacial disorder which is characterized by the slow atrophy of the subcutaneous (under the skin) muscle usually on half of the face (hemifacial atrophy). It has a higher prevalence in females and normally appears between the ages of 5 and 15.

The condition also causes neurological symptoms, including seizures and severe facial pain.

Medical Description


  • Appearance of wasting of one side of the face
  • Skin darkening on the affected side
  • Hair loss that can be associated with absence of eyelashes and parts of the eyebrow
  • Bony structures of the face can appear under-developed on one side

Actual Patient - Before

Actual Patient - After

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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Contact Information

David David Medical Services
226 Melbourne Street
North Adelaide
South Australia, 5006
T (61) 8 8267 1466
F (61) 8 8267 3403