Thanatophoric Dysplasia Treatment & Management

Updated: Feb 09, 2023
  • Author: Germaine L Defendi, MD, MS, FAAP; Chief Editor: Luis O Rohena, MD, PhD, FAAP, FACMG  more...
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Medical Care

Inpatient care is necessary for newborns diagnosed with thanatophoric dysplasia. If intubation is performed to treat respiratory distress, admission to a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is required. If treatment intervention is deferred, palliative care is essential to keep the infant warm, comfortable, and nourished.



See the list below:

  • Neonatologist

  • Pediatric pulmonologist

  • Pediatric neurologist

  • Pediatric radiologist

  • Geneticist and genetic counselor

  • Social work and psychological support services