Velocardiofacial Syndrome (VCFS, 22q11 Deletion Syndrome)
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Velocardiofacial syndrome (also called VCFS or 22q11 Deletion Syndrome) occurs in about 15 percent of children with Robin Sequence. Children with this condition have a long face with a somewhat prominent upper jaw, flat cheeks, and an underdeveloped lower jaw. Their eyelids often have a narrow opening, and their ears are small with somewhat thick upper rims. They often have a slightly prominent nose and a long, thin upper lip with a downward-slanting mouth. More than half of children with VCFS have a cleft palate.
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