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Apert's Syndrome

G Ravi Kumar, Mandapati Jyothsna, Syed Basheer Ahmed, Ketham Reddy Sree Lakshmi

Keywords : Acrocephalosyndactyly, Craniosynostosis, Midface hypoplasia, Pseudocleft palate

Citation Information : Kumar GR, Jyothsna M, Ahmed SB, Sree Lakshmi KR. Apert's Syndrome. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2014; 7 (1):69-72.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1239

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2012

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; The Author(s).


Apert's syndrome (acrocephalosyndactyly) is a rare congenital disorder characterized by craniosynostosis, midfacial malformation and symmetrical syndactyly of hands and feet. Craniofacial deformities include cone-shaped calvarium, flat forehead, proptosis, hypertelorism and short nose with a bulbous tip. Intraoral findings include high arched palate with pseudocleft, maxillary transverse and sagittal hypoplasia with concomitant dental crowding, skeletal and dental anterior open bite and several retained primary teeth. We report one such case of 14-year-old boy having all the classical features of Apert's syndrome with particular emphasis on brief review of genetic features. How to cite this article: Kumar GR, Jyothsna M, Ahmed SB, Lakshmi KRS. Apert's Syndrome. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2014;7(1):69-72.

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