J Oral Med Oral Surg
Volume 24, Number 2, June 2018
|Page(s)||76 - 80|
|Section||Cas clinique / Short case report|
|Published online||29 June 2018|
Short Case Report
Oral manifestations in Ellis-van Creveld syndrome: a case report
Department of Odonto-Stomatology and Maxillofacial surgery, CHU Yalgado Ouedraogo,
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
2 Camp General Abd. Sangoulé Latheef Medical Center, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
3 CHU Stomatology Center–Lomé Campus, Lomé, Togo
4 Muraz de Bobo Dioulasso Center, Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso
* Correspondence: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 6 December 2017
Introduction: Ellis-van Creveld (EVC) syndrome is an uncommon genetic disease that can be diagnosed at any age. Observation: A case of EVC syndrome was reported in a young 3-year-old female patient presenting chondroectodermal dysplasia, polydactyly, congenital heart defects, damage to the oral mucosa and numerous dental alterations (number, form and structure). Oral management consists of teaching oral hygiene and the prophylactic filling of dental cracks. Discussion: EVC is an autosomal recessive disease. Its diagnosis is only based on clinical features and genetic studies. Conclusion: Dentists should be aware of this syndrome to avoid a late diagnosis and to facilitate a multidisciplinary management.
Key words: Ellis-van Creveld syndrome / genetic / polydactyly
© The authors, 2018
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