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CASE REPORT

Cornelia De-Lange Syndrome: A Case Report

Diana Noshir Mehta, Rupinder Bhatia

Keywords : Craniofacial, Diagnosis,Cornelia de-Lange syndrome

Citation Information : Mehta DN, Bhatia R. Cornelia De-Lange Syndrome: A Case Report. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2013; 6 (2):115-118.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1201

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 00-08-2013

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2013; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Cornelia de-Lange syndrome is a congenital anomaly syndrome characterized by distinctive facial dysmorphism, primordial short stature, hirsutism, and upper limb reduction defects that range from subtle phalangeal abnormalities to oligodactyly. Craniofacial features include synophrys, arched eyebrows, long eyelashes, small widely spaced teeth and microcephaly. IQ ranges from between 30 and 102 with an average of 53. Many individuals demonstrate autistic and self-destructive tendencies. It is an autosomal dominant disorder caused by specific gene mutations and occurrence is one in 30,000 to 50,000 children. This article describes a report of a classical case of the syndrome of a 10-year-old boy and emphasizes the oral and systemic findings. The role of the pediatric dentist, with his expertize in prevention, skills of behavior management and timely referral to medical speciality, is of paramount importance in the management of children with this syndrome. How to cite this article: Mehta DN, Bhatia R. Cornelia De-Lange Syndrome: A Case Report. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2013;6(2):115-118.


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