Conditions we treat

Want to know more about the conditions we treat at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH)? Just search below:

Apert syndrome

Apert syndrome is a type of complex craniosynostosis named after the doctor who first described it in the early 20th century. As well as the skull and face, the hands and feet are also affected. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains the causes, symptoms and treatment of Apert syndrome.

Bicoronal craniosynostosis

Bicoronal craniosynostosis is a type of craniosynostosis which may be part of a syndrome (collection of symptoms often seen together) or non-syndromic. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains the causes, symptoms and treatment of bicoronal craniosynostosis.

Carpenter syndrome

Carpenter syndrome is a type of craniosynostosis named after the doctor who first described the condition. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains the causes, symptoms and treatment of Carpenter syndrome (also known as acrocephalopolysyndactyly type 2 or ACPS II).

Cranio-fronto-nasal dysplasia

Cranio-fronto-nasal dysplasia is a type of craniosynostosis. The name describes the parts of the skull and face affected. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains the causes, symptoms and treatment of cranio-fronto-nasal dysplasia (also known as cranio-fronto-nasal dysostosis).

Crouzon syndrome

Crouzon syndrome is the most common type of complex craniosynostosis. It is named after the doctor who first described it in the early 20th century. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains the causes, symptoms and treatment of Crouzon syndrome.

Fibrous dysplasia

Fibrous dysplasia is a congenital (present at birth) condition that affects bone growth and development. Instead of maturing into solid bone, affected bones stay at the immature fibrous stage so are weak and misshapen. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains the causes, symptoms and treatment of fibrous dysplasia.

Freeman-Sheldon syndrome

Freeman-Sheldon syndrome (previously known as Whistling Face syndrome) is a rare genetic condition that affects the mouth, face, hands and feet. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains the causes, symptoms and treatment of Freeman Sheldon syndrome.

Lambdoid craniosynostosis

Lambdoid craniosynostosis is a very rare type of non-syndromic craniosynostosis and occurs when one of the lambdoid sutures at the back of the head fuses before birth. It may be associated with other forms of syndromic craniosynostosis where more than one suture is fused. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains the causes, symptoms and treatment of lambdoid craniosynostosis.
 

Midfacial cleft

A midfacial cleft is a congenital (present at birth) condition affecting the bones and soft tissues of the face and neck. The two halves of the skull fail to join during pregnancy, leaving a cleft or dip along the central portion of the face. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains the causes symptoms and treatment of midfacial cleft.

Muenke syndrome

Muenke syndrome (also known as FGFR3 associated craniosynostosis or P250arg mutation) is a type of complex craniosynostosis named after the doctor who first described it in the mid-1990s. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains the causes, symptoms and treatment of Muenke syndrome.