Craniofacial Disorders - Orofacial Features and Peculiarities in Dental Treatment

Craniosynostosis Syndromes

Author(s): Ana Lúcia Pompéia Fraga de Almeida and Gisele da Silva Dalben

Pp: 86-103 (18)

DOI: 10.2174/9781681085166117010012

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Craniosynostosis is the premature fusion of cranial sutures. This chapter addresses the craniosynostosis syndromes, which involve this premature fusion of cranial sutures associated with important disorders to the craniofacial complex and teeth, requiring emphasis on prevention, special care during dental treatment, and a multidisciplinary team approach for their full rehabilitation from early infancy through adulthood.

Keywords: Acrocephalosyndactylia, Acrocephalosyndactyly type II, Craniosynostoses, Craniofacial dysostosis, Dental care, Jackson-Weiss syndrome, Kaplan Plauchu Fitch syndrome, Multiple congenital anomalies syndrome with cloverleaf skull, Pfeiffer type acrocephalosyndactyly, Saethre-Chotzen syndrome with eyelid anomalies, Shprintzen Goldberg craniosynostosis, Tooth abnormalities.

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