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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 294-297
Apert's syndrome: Report of a rare case


Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Ahmedabad Dental College and Hospital, Gandhi Nagar, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

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Purv S Patel
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-029X.119782

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Apert's syndrome (AS), a form of acrocephalosyndactyly, is a rare congenital disorder with autosomal dominant mode of transmission; characterized by craniosynostosis, midface hypoplasia, and syndactyly of hands and feet. The rarity of the syndrome and similarity of features with other craniosynostosis syndromes makes it a diagnostic dilemma. Genetic counseling and early intervention form an essential part of treatment. Because of the paucity of reported cases in Indian literature and typical features in oral cavity, a dentist should be competent to diagnose and form a part of the multidisciplinary management team. Here, we report a case of a 14-year-old boy with AS.


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