Cleidocranial dysplasia: a dilemma in diagnosis?

Pradhuman Verma, Kanika Gupta Verma, Som Datt Gupta
2010 Archives of Orofacial Sciences   unpublished
Cleidocranial dysplasia is a developmental anomaly and is characterized by craniofacial and skeletal malformations as well as the presence of numerous supernumerary and unerupted teeth. A 16-year-old patient presented with an unaesthetic facial appearance due to unerupted front teeth. General examination showed the absence of the clavicles, a brachiocephalic skull with frontal bossing and a depressed nasal bridge with concave facial profile. Radiographic examination showed multiple
more » ... teeth, rudimentary clavicles with a bell shaped rib cage and an open sagittal suture. A final diagnosis of cleidocranial dysplasia was made and comprehensive management was planned which involved multi disciplinary approach. The role of dentist is vital in the early diagnosis and management of such cases which require interdisciplinary cooperation for better results.