MAJEWSKI OSTEODYSPLASTIC PRIMORDIAL DWARFISM TYPE II: CLINICAL FINDINGS AND DENTAL MANAGEMENT OF A CHILD PATIENT

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Arslan Terlemez ; Mustafa Altunsoy ; Hakkı Çelebi (2015)
  • Publisher: Istanbul University
  • Journal: Journal of Istanbul University Faculty of Dentistry, volume 49, issue 1, pages 41-46 (issn: 2149-2352, eissn: 2149-4592)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.17096/jiufd.73283, pmc: PMC5573462
  • Subject: RK1-715 | Primordial Dwarfism Type II | Dentistry | Majewski, Osteodisplastik, Primordial cücelik Tip II | Osteodysplastic | Majewski; Osteodysplastic; Primordial Dwarfism Type II | Majewski | Articles | Biological Sciences
    mesheuropmc: stomatognathic diseases | stomatognathic system

Majewski osteodysplastic primordial dwarfism type II (MOPD II) is an unusual autosomal recessive inherited form of primordial dwarfism, which is characterized by a small head diameter at birth, but which also progresses to severe microcephaly, progressive bony dysplasia, and characteristic facies and personality. This report presents a case of a five-year-old girl with MOPD II syndrome. The patient was referred to our clinic with the complaint of severe tooth pain at the left mandibular primary molar teeth. Clinical examination revealed that most of the primary teeth had been decayed and all primary teeth were hypoplastic. Patient’s history revealed delayed development in the primary dentition and radiographic examination showed rootless primary molar teeth and short-rooted incisors. The treatment was not possible due to the lack of root of the left mandibular primary molars; so the teeth were extracted. Thorough and timely dental evaluation is crucial for the prevention of dental problems and the maintenance of oral health in patients with MOPD II syndrome is of utmost importance.  
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