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Seckel Dwarfism—A Rare Autosomal Recessive Inherited Syndrome: A Case Report

Neeti Tatiya, Rituraj Kesri, Ankita Ukey

Keywords : Autosomal recessive disorders, Bird nose dwarfism, Case report, Seckel syndrome

Citation Information : Tatiya N, Kesri R, Ukey A. Seckel Dwarfism—A Rare Autosomal Recessive Inherited Syndrome: A Case Report. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2024; 17 (2):211-215.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-2765

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 22-04-2024

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2024; The Author(s).


Seckel syndrome, also commonly called Seckel dwarfism, is a rare congenital disorder and always associated with severe growth retardation in utero. This retarded growth lingers on and causes serious developmental deformities ensuing to short stature, microcephaly, mental retardation, and a beak-like nose. This case report intends to present an interesting case of a 14-year-old female patient with various clinical manifestations, typical radiographic features, and characteristic dental manifestations correlated with the literature. A detailed understanding of the present case would assist pediatric dentists in correct and prompt diagnosis, precise treatment, and the prevention of severe consequences caused by Seckel syndrome.

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