Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry                           
Year : 2002  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 118--23

Dentofacial characteristics in Apert syndrome : a case report.


P Batra, R Duggal, H Parkash 
 Dept. of Dental Surgery, All Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

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P Batra
Dept. of Dental Surgery, All Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
India

Apert«SQ»s syndrome is a developmental malformation characterized by craniosynostosis, a cone shaped calvarium, midface hypoplasia, pharyngeal attenuation, ocular manifestations and syndactyly of the hands and feet. The prodromal characteristic for the typical craniofacial appearance is early craniosynostosis of the coronal suture, cranial base and an agenesis of the sagittal suture. These craniofacial characteristics predispose the patient to maxillary transverse and sagittal hypoplasia with concomitant dental crowding, a pseudo cleft palate and a skeletal and dental anterior open bite. A case of Apert syndrome is presented with special emphasis on craniofacial characteristics and multidisciplinary approach to treatment. The differences between Apert and Crouzon«SQ»s syndrome are highlighted.


How to cite this article:
Batra P, Duggal R, Parkash H. Dentofacial characteristics in Apert syndrome : a case report. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent 2002;20:118-23


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Batra P, Duggal R, Parkash H. Dentofacial characteristics in Apert syndrome : a case report. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent [serial online] 2002 [cited 2022 May 27 ];20:118-23
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