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Hemifacial Microsomia

Key Points about Hemifacial Microsomia (HFM)

  • In HFM, one side of your baby’s face is underdeveloped. Your baby is born with this condition.
  • HFM often happens by chance. Sometimes this condition can run in families.
  • Children with HFM should be checked by a craniofacial anomalies team.
  • If your child has severe defects, he or she may need several surgeries to fix them.
  • What is hemifacial microsomia (HFM)?
  • What causes HFM?
  • What are the symptoms of HFM?
  • How is HFM diagnosed?
  • How is HFM treated?
  • What are possible complications of HFM?
  • How can I help my child live with HFM?
  • When should I call my child's health care provider?
Children's Team

Children's Team

Providers

Elizabeth Benitez, PA-C

Elizabeth Benitez

Clinical Coordinator, Cleft and Craniofacial Program
Physician Assistant
Gary Rogers

Gary Rogers

Division Chief, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Marshall Summar

Marshall Summar

Division Chief, Genetics and Metabolism
Director, Rare Disease Institute
Departments

Departments

Craniofacial Program

The Craniofacial Program at Children’s National brings together experts from 10 pediatric disciplines to provide complete care for children with craniofacial disorders. Our multidisciplinary pediatric team helps more than 400 children every year.

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Children’s National Rare Disease Institute (CNRDI) is a first-of-its-kind center focused exclusively on advancing the care and treatment of children and adults with rare genetic diseases.

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