Paediatric Maxillofacial Surgery
The Paediatric Maxillofacial Surgery Unit is proud of its extensive experience in the treatment of complex cranioencephaly malformations. We should also highlight the treatment of paediatric maxilofacial tumours.
Our team is made up of paediatric surgeons who are a part of the Paediatric Surgery Department, and surgeons from the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department.
One example of the work our team carries out is the application of nasoalveolar modelling (NAM) technique to treat children suffering from cleft lip and palate. This treatment is incorporated in the protocol of comprehensive treatment offered to such patients at our centre. This helps surgeons and improves the aesthetic and functional results of reconstructive surgery, as it reduces the severity of the deformity and can easily be carried out in the consultation in a way that is safe and pain-free.
Portfolio of services
- Adenopathies on the face and neck
- Oral surgery
- Bimaxillary orthognathic surgery
- Bone surgery
- Bone distraction
- Bone grafts
- Facial clefts
- Fibrosis of the sternocleidomastoid
- Cleft palates
- Dental fractures
- Orbital fractures
- Zygomatic fractures
- Maxillary fractures
- Nasal fractures
- Major congenital craniofacial malformations
- Haemangiomas on face and neck
- Infections due to atypical mycobacteria
- Face and neck lymphangiomas
- Cleft lip in all varieties
- Macrostomy, microstomy
- Auricular malformations (microtia, deformities, malpositions, pre-ear fistulas, etc.)
- Dental malformations (mesiodens, hyperdontia, ectopies, inclusions, etc.)
- Congenital facial malformations
- Nasal malformations
- Orbital malformations
- Malformations of the eyelids (blepharophimosis, epicanthus, etc.)
- Parotid (tumours, chronic parotiditis, lithiasis, etc.)
- Cervical pathology: branchial cysts, thyroglossal cyst, etc. Fistulas. Fissures. Cervical tumours. Lymphangiomas. Haemangiomas
- Pathology of salivary glands
- Lip and tongue plastics
- Bone cysts
- Reconstruction of malformations (agenesis, dysmorphia, etc.)
- Complex craniofacial reconstructions with multiple fractures
- Complex reconstructions of soft tissue wounds and sequelae
- Sequelae of cleft lip (lip, nose)
- Apert Syndrome
- Crouzon Syndrome
- Syndrome of the first branchial arch
- Sublingual (ranula)
- Submaxillary (tumours, chronic submaxillitis, lithiasis, etc.)
- Malignant and benign tumours in the craniofaciocervical region of soft and bony parts
- Tumours in salivary glands
- Soft tissue tumours (mucoceles, fibroma, epulis, etc.)
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Fermín Fernández Álvarez, Porter Coordinator, explains the importance of the role these professionals play in the hospital. After 36 years at Vall d’Hebron, Fermín is a real master of the ways things are done. He says that a porter has to combine humility, discretion and safety with a single goal: that patients receive human and friendly treatment.