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Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust

Department Of Oncology & Metabolism
 
Sheffield, ENG, GB 

Meena Balasubramanian practices in Sheffield, United Kingdom. Dr. Balasubramanian is rated as a Distinguished doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Carpenter Syndrome. She is also highly rated in 12 other conditions, according to our data. Her top areas of expertise are Osteogenesis Imperfecta, Carpenter Syndrome, Hydrocephalus Skeletal Anomalies, and Low Nasal Bridge.

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University Of Oxford

Mrc Weatherall Institute Of Molecular Medicine
 
Oxford, ENG, GB 

Andrew Wilkie practices in Oxford, United Kingdom. Dr. Wilkie is rated as a Distinguished doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Carpenter Syndrome. He is also highly rated in 31 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Carpenter Syndrome, Craniosynostosis, Apert Syndrome, and Syndactyly.

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University College London

Genetics And Genomic Medicine
 
London, ENG, GB 

Dagan Jenkins practices in London, United Kingdom. Dr. Jenkins is rated as a Distinguished doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Carpenter Syndrome. He is also highly rated in 10 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Carpenter Syndrome, Learman Syndrome, Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 20, and Acrocephalopolydactyly.

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Dalhousie University

Halifax, NS, CA 

Mickael Cohen practices in Halifax, Canada. Dr. Cohen is rated as a Distinguished doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Carpenter Syndrome. He is also highly rated in 11 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Carpenter Syndrome, Cleidocranial Dysplasia, Acromicric Dysplasia, and Pfeiffer Syndrome.

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Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust

Sheffield, ENG, GB S102T

Rebecca Pollitt practices in Sheffield, United Kingdom. Dr. Pollitt is rated as a Distinguished doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Carpenter Syndrome. She is also highly rated in 6 other conditions, according to our data. Her top areas of expertise are Carpenter Syndrome, Hydrocephalus Skeletal Anomalies, Osteogenesis Imperfecta, and Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.

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Royal Manchester Children's Hospital

Manchester, ENG, GB 

Mohamed Mughal practices in Manchester, United Kingdom. Dr. Mughal is rated as a Distinguished doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Carpenter Syndrome. He is also highly rated in 17 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Carpenter Syndrome, Hydrocephalus Skeletal Anomalies, Rickets, and Malnutrition.

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University Of Sheffield

Sheffield, ENG, GB S102T

Amaka Offiah practices in Sheffield, United Kingdom. Dr. Offiah is rated as a Distinguished doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Carpenter Syndrome. She is also highly rated in 30 other conditions, according to our data. Her top areas of expertise are Carpenter Syndrome, Spondyloepiphyseal Dysplasia, Chondrodystrophy, and Schwartz-Jampel Syndrome.

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University Of Bristol

Cell Biology Laboratories, Faculty Of Life Sciences, University Walk
 
Bristol, ENG, GB BS81T

David Stephens practices in Bristol, United Kingdom. Dr. Stephens is rated as a Distinguished doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Carpenter Syndrome. He is also highly rated in 1 other condition, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Carpenter Syndrome, Hydrocephalus Skeletal Anomalies, Osteogenesis Imperfecta, and Asphyxiating Thoracic Dystrophy.

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Pediatrics

Royal College Of Paediatrics And Child Health

London, GB 

Nicholas Bishop is a Pediatrics doctor in London, United Kingdom. Dr. Bishop is rated as a Distinguished doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Carpenter Syndrome. He is also highly rated in 3 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Carpenter Syndrome, Hydrocephalus Skeletal Anomalies, Osteogenesis Imperfecta, and Juvenile Primary Osteoporosis.

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Internal Medicine

The University Of Chicago Medical Center

5841 S Maryland Ave
 
Chicago, IL 60637

Elbert Huang is an Internal Medicine doctor in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Huang has been practicing medicine for over 25 years and is rated as a Distinguished doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Carpenter Syndrome. He is also highly rated in 41 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Type 2 Diabetes, Weill-Marchesani Syndrome, Otopalatodigital Syndrome Type 1, and Cytochrome P450 Oxidoreductase Deficiency. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and licensed to treat patients in Illinois. Dr. Huang is currently accepting new patients.

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Harvard Medical Faculty Phys At Beth Israel Deaconess Med Ctr Inc

330 Brookline Ave
 
Boston, MA 02215

Hans Kim is an Internal Medicine doctor in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Kim has been practicing medicine for over 26 years and is rated as a Distinguished doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Carpenter Syndrome. He is also highly rated in 42 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Freeman-Sheldon Syndrome, Kaufman Oculocerebrofacial Syndrome, Weill-Marchesani Syndrome, and Otopalatodigital Syndrome Type 1. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and licensed to treat patients in Massachusetts. Dr. Kim is currently accepting new patients.

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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

The Emory Clinic, Inc

Atlanta, GA 30322

Gary Bouloux is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Bouloux has been practicing medicine for over 17 years and is rated as a Distinguished doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Carpenter Syndrome. He is also highly rated in 47 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are TMJ Disorders, Temporomandibular Ankylosis, Kaufman Oculocerebrofacial Syndrome, and Freeman-Sheldon Syndrome. He is board certified in Maxillofacial Surgery and licensed to treat patients in Georgia. Dr. Bouloux is currently accepting new patients.

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Great Ormond Street Hospital

London, ENG, GB 

Jane Hurst practices in London, United Kingdom. Dr. Hurst is rated as a Distinguished doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Carpenter Syndrome. She is also highly rated in 33 other conditions, according to our data. Her top areas of expertise are Floating-Harbor Syndrome, Hydrocephalus due to Congenital Stenosis of Aqueduct of Sylvius, Rommen Mueller Sybert Syndrome, and Carpenter Syndrome.

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University College London

London, ENG, GB WC1N1

Philip Beales practices in London, United Kingdom. Dr. Beales is rated as a Distinguished doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Carpenter Syndrome. They are also highly rated in 33 other conditions, according to our data. Their top areas of expertise are Bardet-Biedl Syndrome, Asphyxiating Thoracic Dystrophy, Ellis-Van Creveld Syndrome, and Polydactyly.

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Ophthalmology

Salus University

8380 Old York Rd
 
Elkins Park, PA 19027

James Lewis is an Ophthalmologist in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania. Dr. Lewis has been practicing medicine for over 39 years and is rated as a Distinguished doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Carpenter Syndrome. He is also highly rated in 43 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Acromegaloid Facial Appearance Syndrome, Acrocephalopolydactyly, Fraser Syndrome, and Orofaciodigital Syndrome 4. He is board certified in Ophthalmology and licensed to treat patients in Pennsylvania. Dr. Lewis is currently accepting new patients.

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General Surgery
Orthopedics

The University Of Chicago Medical Center

14290 S La Grange Rd
 
Orland Park, IL 60462

Michael Lee is a General Surgeon and an Orthopedics doctor in Orland Park, Illinois. Dr. Lee has been practicing medicine for over 21 years and is rated as an Advanced doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Carpenter Syndrome. He is also highly rated in 44 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Spondylolisthesis, Scoliosis, Sciatica, and Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. He is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery and licensed to treat patients in Illinois. Dr. Lee is currently accepting new patients.

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Neurosurgery

Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation

Chicago, IL 60611

Jean-paul Wolinsky is a Neurosurgery doctor in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Wolinsky has been practicing medicine for over 23 years and is rated as an Advanced doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Carpenter Syndrome. He is also highly rated in 69 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Chordoma, Primary Basilar Impression, Bone Tumor, and Spinal Tumor. He is board certified in Neurosurgery and licensed to treat patients in Maryland. Dr. Wolinsky is currently accepting new patients.

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General Practice

Calais Regional Hospital

Calais, ME 04619

James Eshleman is a General Practice doctor in Calais, Maine. Dr. Eshleman has been practicing medicine for over 49 years and is rated as an Advanced doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Carpenter Syndrome. He is also highly rated in 74 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Pierre Robin Sequence, Carpenter Syndrome, Oral-Facial-Digital Syndrome, and Acrocephalopolydactyly. He is board certified in Family Medicine and licensed to treat patients in Maine. Dr. Eshleman is currently accepting new patients.

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Podiatric Medicine

Crusaders Central Clinic Association

1200 W State St
 
Rockford, IL 61102

Edmond Mertzenich is a Podiatric Medicine doctor in Rockford, Illinois. Dr. Mertzenich is rated as an Advanced doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Carpenter Syndrome. He is also highly rated in 51 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Pfeiffer Syndrome, Charlie M Syndrome, Femoral Facial Syndrome, and Fraser Syndrome. He is licensed to treat patients in Illinois. Dr. Mertzenich is currently accepting new patients.

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Gastroenterology
Internal Medicine

Regents Of The Univ Of Ca

2521 Stockton Blvd
 
Sacramento, CA 95817

Valentina Medici is a Gastroenterologist and an Internal Medicine doctor in Sacramento, California. Dr. Medici has been practicing medicine for over 21 years and is rated as an Advanced doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Carpenter Syndrome. She is also highly rated in 63 other conditions, according to our data. Her top areas of expertise are Wilson Disease, Hepatocerebral Degeneration, Menkes Disease, and Occipital Horn Syndrome. She is board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine and licensed to treat patients in California. Dr. Medici is currently accepting new patients.

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What is the definition of Carpenter Syndrome?

Carpenter syndrome is a condition characterized by the premature fusion of certain skull bones (craniosynostosis), abnormalities of the fingers and toes, and other developmental problems.

Craniosynostosis prevents the skull from growing normally, frequently giving the head a pointed appearance (acrocephaly). In severely affected individuals, the abnormal fusion of the skull bones results in a deformity called a cloverleaf skull. Craniosynostosis can cause differences between the two sides of the head and face (craniofacial asymmetry). Early fusion of the skull bones can affect the development of the brain and lead to increased pressure within the skull (intracranial pressure). Premature fusion of the skull bones can cause several characteristic facial features in people with Carpenter syndrome. Distinctive facial features may include a flat nasal bridge, outside corners of the eyes that point downward (down-slanting palpebral fissures), low-set and abnormally shaped ears, underdeveloped upper and lower jaws, and abnormal eye shape. Some affected individuals also have dental abnormalities including small primary (baby) teeth. Vision problems also frequently occur.

Abnormalities of the fingers and toes include fusion of the skin between two or more fingers or toes (cutaneous syndactyly), unusually short fingers or toes (brachydactyly), or extra fingers or toes (polydactyly). In Carpenter syndrome, cutaneous syndactyly is most common between the third (middle) and fourth (ring) fingers, and polydactyly frequently occurs next to the big or second toe or the fifth (pinky) finger.

People with Carpenter syndrome often have intellectual disability, which can range from mild to profound. However, some individuals with this condition have normal intelligence. The cause of intellectual disability is unknown, as the severity of craniosynostosis does not appear to be related to the severity of intellectual disability.

Other features of Carpenter syndrome include obesity that begins in childhood, a soft out-pouching around the belly-button (umbilical hernia), hearing loss, and heart defects. Additional skeletal abnormalities such as deformed hips, a rounded upper back that also curves to the side (kyphoscoliosis), and knees that are angled inward (genu valgum) frequently occur. Nearly all affected males have genital abnormalities, most frequently undescended testes (cryptorchidism).

A few people with Carpenter syndrome have organs or tissues within their chest and abdomen that are in mirror-image reversed positions. This abnormal placement may affect several internal organs (situs inversus); just the heart (dextrocardia), placing the heart on the right side of the body instead of on the left; or only the major (great) arteries of the heart, altering blood flow.

The signs and symptoms of this disorder vary considerably, even within the same family. The life expectancy for individuals with Carpenter syndrome is shortened but extremely variable.

The signs and symptoms of Carpenter syndrome are similar to another genetic condition called Greig cephalopolysyndactyly syndrome. The overlapping features, which include craniosynostosis, polydactyly, and heart abnormalities, can cause these two conditions to be misdiagnosed; genetic testing is often required for an accurate diagnosis.

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