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Achondroplasia with oligodontia: Report of a rare case.

Kale L, Khambete N, Sodhi S, Kumar R - J Oral Maxillofac Pathol (2013)

Bottom Line: It has been considered as the most common short-limbed dwarfism syndrome.Very few authors have reported the presence of oligodontia in achondroplastic patients.The present paper reports a rare case of oligodontia in a young, female, achondroplastic patient.

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Affiliation: Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Shikshan Sanstha Dental College and Hospital, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India.

ABSTRACT
Achondroplasia is considered as a form of skeletal dysplasia/dwarfism that manifests with stunted stature and disproportionate limb shortening. Achondroplasia is of special interest in the field of dentistry because of its characteristic craniofacial features. It has been considered as the most common short-limbed dwarfism syndrome. Very few authors have reported the presence of oligodontia in achondroplastic patients. The present paper reports a rare case of oligodontia in a young, female, achondroplastic patient.

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Figure 4: Orthopantomogram showing presence of impacted maxillary canines and follicles of third molars

Mentions: On radiographic examination, her orthopantomogram showed the presence of impacted maxillary canines (13 and 23) and the follicles of all third molars (18, 28, 38 and 48) [Figure 4]. The lateral cephalogram revealed an enlarged calvarium with increased transverse diameter, shortening of the skull base with frontal bossing and a retruded maxilla. The mandible appeared normal however [Figure 5]. The hand-wrist radiograph showed a trident hand configuration [Figure 6]. Based on the history, clinical examination and radiological investigations; a final diagnosis of achondroplasia was made.


Achondroplasia with oligodontia: Report of a rare case.

Kale L, Khambete N, Sodhi S, Kumar R - J Oral Maxillofac Pathol (2013)

Orthopantomogram showing presence of impacted maxillary canines and follicles of third molars
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC3927355&req=5

Figure 4: Orthopantomogram showing presence of impacted maxillary canines and follicles of third molars
Mentions: On radiographic examination, her orthopantomogram showed the presence of impacted maxillary canines (13 and 23) and the follicles of all third molars (18, 28, 38 and 48) [Figure 4]. The lateral cephalogram revealed an enlarged calvarium with increased transverse diameter, shortening of the skull base with frontal bossing and a retruded maxilla. The mandible appeared normal however [Figure 5]. The hand-wrist radiograph showed a trident hand configuration [Figure 6]. Based on the history, clinical examination and radiological investigations; a final diagnosis of achondroplasia was made.

Bottom Line: It has been considered as the most common short-limbed dwarfism syndrome.Very few authors have reported the presence of oligodontia in achondroplastic patients.The present paper reports a rare case of oligodontia in a young, female, achondroplastic patient.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Shikshan Sanstha Dental College and Hospital, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India.

ABSTRACT
Achondroplasia is considered as a form of skeletal dysplasia/dwarfism that manifests with stunted stature and disproportionate limb shortening. Achondroplasia is of special interest in the field of dentistry because of its characteristic craniofacial features. It has been considered as the most common short-limbed dwarfism syndrome. Very few authors have reported the presence of oligodontia in achondroplastic patients. The present paper reports a rare case of oligodontia in a young, female, achondroplastic patient.

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Related in: MedlinePlus