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CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 55-59

Oral manifestations of Ellis-van Creveld syndrome


1 Department of Pedodontics, Government Dental College and Hospital, VSPM Dental College and Research Center, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Oral Diagnosis Medicine and Radiology, VSPM Dental College and Research Center, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Ritesh Kalaskar
Department of Pedodontics, Government Dental College and Hospital, Nagpur, Maharashtra
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0976-237X.95106

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Ellis-van Creveld syndrome is a rare autosomal-recessive disorder characterized by short limbs, post-axial polydactyly, ectodermal dysplasia, edentulous mandibular incisor region, absence of mucobuccal fold, congenitally missing teeth, slight serrations of the alveolar ridge and multiple small alveolar notches. The clinical report not only describes the classical oral and dental manifestations of Ellis-van Creveld syndrome but also presents unusual findings such as single-rooted and funnel-shaped primary first molars, single conical roots of primary second molars and taurodontisum, which must be considered in the differential diagnostic criteria to avoid misdiagnosis of syndromes. The article also discusses the differential diagnosis and preventive and therapeutic oral health care for these patients. The management of Ellis-van Creveld syndrome is multidisciplinary and, therefore, the oral health care provider should get updated with latest knowledge for timely referral to prevent the patient from further complications of heart defect and bony deformity.


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