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Experts agree that many factors contribute to the development of CFAs. Some CFAs are a result of genetic mutations, meaning that multiple genes are inherited from both parents. Other CFAs may be a result of environmental factors, which scientists do not completely understand.

Research studies continue to focus on the normal gene and how a genetic mutation results in different anomalies. New methods of gene therapy are currently being developed.

Over the past several years, plastic and craniofacial surgeons have developed new surgical techniques and interventions for the care of the child with a CFA. Children with CFAs often have multiple problems that require the expertise of a multidisciplinary team. The multidisciplinary team provides for the medical, physical, and psychosocial needs of the child and the family.

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Online Medical Reviewer: Bass, Pat F. III, MD, MPH
Online Medical Reviewer: Finke, Amy, RN, BSN
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