Parry-Romberg Syndrome: Christine's Story
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Parry-Romberg Syndrome is a rare condition in which the soft tissue structures on one side of the face atrophy and deteriorate. Little is known about this disease, but it is more common in young girls than boys and often only affects the left side of the face.
In November 2010, 11-year-old Christine Honeycutt came to Madison from her native North Carolina and underwent a seven-hour surgery to correct deficiencies on the left side of her face caused by Parry-Romberg. "It is safe to assume that, in the long term, the average person would not know Christine had the disease," Siebert said of the successful procedure.