About Our Patients
The limited government budget, attached with a great deal of conditions, makes it even more difficult for the Center’s financial flow. This is coupled with a decrease in financial budget and manpower by the government who set a high workload and quality criteria.
A great number of patients and their parents living in rural areas never seek medical treatment due to a lack of awareness, financial status, the income lost during work absence, and the expenses involved in transportation and accommodation. It is even more difficult for children, in particular, to leave their home without their families.
Frontoethmoidal Encephalomeningocele (FEEM) is characterized by a defect of the dura and anterior skull base at the junction of the frontal and ethmoidal bone. In certain cases, Frontoethmoidal Encephalomeningocele may result in sensorimotor deficits, neural defects, neurological morbidities, visual impairment, etc.
Craniofacial Microsomia (CFM) includes facial asymmetry resulting from maxillary and/or mandibular hypoplasia; preauricular; ear malformations that can include microtia (hypoplasia of the external ear), anotia (absence of the external ear), or aural atresia (absence of the external ear canal); and hearing loss.
Congenital Facial Clefts
A facial cleft is an opening or gap in the face, or a deformity of a part of the face. Facial clefts is a collective term for all sorts of clefts, including cleft lip and cleft palate. All structures like bone, soft tissue, skin etc. can be affected. Facial clefts are extremely rare congenital anomalies.
Craniosynostosis is a congenital defect in which one or more joints between the plates of bones in the skull close too early, resulting in abnormal brain and skull growth. If left untreated, Craniosynostosis can result in serious complications like head deformity, possibly severe or permanent. This congenital defect occurs in 1 in every 500-1500 children in Thailand.