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A report on oral findings in a patient with Apert Syndrome

Bimbola Opeyemi Akindele
Adesuwa Abe
Omolade Ademiposi Osibogun
Adeola Rafeeat Majekodunmi
Oladipupo Solomon Ayedun
Omolola Olubunmi Orenuga
Folakemi Adenike Oredugba


Background: Apert syndrome, also called acrocephalosyndactyly, is a very rare genetic condition. It is characterized by  craniosynostosis, midface hypoplasia and syndactyly with an autosomal dominant inheritance in most cases. Apert  syndrome constitutes 4.5% of all cases of craniosynostosis, and it occurs in every 1 in 65,000 live births

Objective: To  report a case of Apert syndrome in an 18- year-old with characteristic facial and oral features

Case presentation: An 18-year-old male with Apert syndrome presented with the characteristic craniofacial and oral  features: Acrocephalic skull, exophthalmos, hypertelorism, downward slant of the palpebral fissures, depressed nasal  bridge, syndactyly, retruded maxilla, prognathic mandible, bow-shaped lips, pseudocleft and malocclusion.

Conclusion:  A multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals should be involved in giving early diagnosis, early surgical  intervention and comprehensive rehabilitation to improve the quality of life of patients with Apert syndrome. 

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