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 : 2010  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 322--325

Apert syndrome


Premalatha, VP Kannan, Madhu 
 Department of Pedodontics, GDC, Calicut, India

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Premalatha
Government Dental College, Medical College Campus, Calicut - 673 008
India

Apert syndrome (acrocephalosyndactyly) is a rare developmental malformation characterized by craniosynostosis, mid-face hypoplasia, symmetrical syndactyly of hands and feet. The prodromal characteristics for the typical cranio-facial appearance are early craniosynostosis of the coronal suture, cranial base and agenesis of the sagittal suture. The purpose of this paper is to report a case of Apert syndrome with emphasis on craniofacial and oral features in an eighteen-month-old male child. The patient presented with several craniofacial deformities, including brachycephaly, midface hypoplasia, flat face, hypertelorism, ocular proptosis, downslanting palpebral fissures. Syndactylies with osseous fusion of the hands and feet were also observed. Intraoral findings included delayed eruption of teeth, high arched palate with pseudo cleft in the posterior one third.


How to cite this article:
Premalatha, Kannan V P, Madhu. Apert syndrome.J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent 2010;28:322-325


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Premalatha, Kannan V P, Madhu. Apert syndrome. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent [serial online] 2010 [cited 2021 Oct 19 ];28:322-325
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