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Manuscript Submission Deadline 24 February 2023

Caused by genetic diseases, chromosomal mutations, or abnormal embryonic development, congenital craniofacial deformities refer to the inborn anomalies of the skull, orbits, zygomatic bones, maxilla, and mandible. Facial soft tissue defects, including craniosynostosis, craniofacial fissure, dilated orbital ...

Caused by genetic diseases, chromosomal mutations, or abnormal embryonic development, congenital craniofacial deformities refer to the inborn anomalies of the skull, orbits, zygomatic bones, maxilla, and mandible. Facial soft tissue defects, including craniosynostosis, craniofacial fissure, dilated orbital distance, and craniofacial microscopic anomalies are also considered craniofacial deformities. In severe cases, they can even lead to intellectual disability and visual impairment. Craniofacial deformities are often accompanied by anomalies of the spine, trunk, limbs, and visceral transposition.
The treatment of congenital craniofacial deformities is complex, and satisfying outcomes are still missing. Furthermore, the patient’s psychological state and related social behavior also need more attention.
Even though a lot of research has been carried out in the field of craniofacial development, the genetic etiology of congenital craniofacial deformities needs more investigation to reveal the role of specific genes and their synergistic effect during the development of the craniofacial skeletal system.
This Research Topic aims to investigate the genetic etiology and the treatment options for different congenital craniofacial deformities. Original research articles, case reports, and review articles covering the following topics are welcomed:

• Diagnosis of congenital craniofacial deformities, including the relationship with head and neck syndromes
• Treatment procedures for congenital craniofacial deformities
• Etiology and epidemiology of congenital craniofacial deformities (e.g.: genetic diseases, chromosomal mutations, abnormal embryonic development)
• Socio-psychological aspects and quality of life for patients with congenital craniofacial deformities
• Any other topics related to congenital craniofacial deformities

Keywords: congenital craniofacial deformities, chromosomal mutations, genetic diseases, inborn anomalies, oral surgery, maxillofacial surgery


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