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22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome Clinic

The 22q11 Deletion Syndrome Clinic (DiGeorge Syndrome, Velo-cardio-facial Syndrome or VCFS, Conotruncal Anomaly Face Syndrome, among others) at Massachusetts General Hospital provides expert, evidence-based health care for patients with DiGeorge Syndrome and Velocardiofacial syndrome (VCFS) of all ages.

Contact the 22q11 Deletion Syndrome Clinic at: 617-726-1561

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Overview

We welcome you to the 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome Clinic at Massachusetts General Hospital. We provide state-of-the-art and evidenced based health care for patients of all people with 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome of all ages.

Each patient with 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome has a unique history and constellation of medical concerns. When you visit our clinic Dr. Goldenberg will meet with you and recommend evaluations based on your current needs, as well as ensure health care management recommendations based on the health care guidelines developed for people with 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome. We list some of our key team members below, but also can accommodate patients with other medical concerns as needed.

We also offer consultations in a private setting for expectant parents who have received a prenatal diagnosis of 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome.

Specialists at the Massachusetts General Hospital 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome Clinic evaluate and treat patients of all ages with the following conditions:

  • 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome
  • Atypical or Distal 22q11.2 deletions
  • DiGeorge Syndrome
  • Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome (VCFS)
  • Conotruncal Anomaly Face Syndrome
  • Autosomal Dominant Opitz G/BBB Syndrome

As a part of our comprehensive evaluation, our specialists also evaluate for many other medical conditions that can occur at higher frequency in people with 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome including, but not limited to, the following:

    • Anxiety
Dr. Paula Goldenberg consulting with parent

Dr. Paula Goldenberg consulting with parent

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autoimmune Disorders
  • Cleft Palate
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Dysphagia (Swallowing Problems)
  • Feeding problems
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (heartburn)
  • Hypoparathyroidism or Hypocalcemia (low calcium levels)
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Immune Deficiency
  • Learning Problems and Developmental Delay
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder/Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Psychosis/Schizophrenia
  • Scoliosis
  • Seizures
  • Velopharyngeal Insufficiency

Meet the Team

Patient Education

Non-Profit 22q11 Deletion Syndrome Organizations

22Q Nation Northeast Regional 22q Support
Lisa Jennings, Executive Director
Email:22qnation@gmail.com

Dragonfly Forest Camp
22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome Camp and Transition Explorer Camp

International 22q Foundation, Inc
P.O. Box 2269
Cinnaminson, New Jersey 08077
USA Telephone: 877-739-1849
Email:info@22q.org

Max Appeal (United Kingdom)
The 22q Family Foundation
725 Clubhouse Dr
Aptos, CA 95003
Phone: 831-200-4227
Email: info@22qfamilyfoundation.org

Symptom Focused Resources

Family Resources

Sibling Support Project (Sibshops)

Educational Materials in Other Languages

Regional Organizations

Please let us know any helpful resources that you have found in your region.

Connecticut

Maine

Massachusetts

New Hampshire

Rhode Island

Vermont

 

Health Care Guidelines for Patients of all ages with 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome(2010)

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Contact

Contact Us

MGHfC Genetics Program

Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care

Suite 6C55 Fruit Street Boston, MA 02114
  • Near Public Transit
  • Accessible
  • Phone: 617-726-1561
  • Fax: 617-726-1566

  • To make appointments, call 617-726-1561, fax 617-726-1566
  • In case of a medical emergency, dial 911; for urgent questions page our fellow at 617-726-2000 pager 3-6582

Contact the 22q11 Deletion Syndrome Clinic at: 617-726-1561

Support the 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome Clinic

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