Saethre-Chotzen Syndrome

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Common Description

Saethre-Chotzen 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 causes the skull to appear short from back to front
  • Drooping eyelids
  • Eyes that are set wide apart and one can sometimes be lower than the other
  • Low frontal hairline
  • Ears may be low set and malformed
  • Nose tends to be "beaked" and deviated
  • Upper jaw may be small
  • Teeth are peg-shaped or missing
  • Fingers and toes are partially fused

Our Recommendation

Protocol management by a multidiscplinary 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
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