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Otodental syndrome: a case presentation in a 6-year old child
Pubblication date: /1/2014
Authors: S. B. Cehreli*, R. B. Brannon**, R. J. Musselman***, R. E. Tirali*, M. Derbent****
Institution: * Baskent University Faculty of Dentistry, Paediatric Dentistry
**Deceased (he died after submission of this manuscript), Former Head Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
School of Dentistry, Section of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology
*** Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center,
School of Dentistry, Department of Pediatric Dentistry
****Baskent University Faculty of Medicine,
Department of Paediatrics
Publication: European Journal of Paediatic Dentistry
Title: Otodental syndrome: a case presentation in a 6-year old child
Abstract: Background Otodental syndrome is a rare condition characterised by globodontia, and sensorineural high frequency hearing loss. To date, only 20 cases of otodental syndrome have been reported.
Case report A 6 year-old girl presented with a chief complaint of delay in the eruption of primary canines. Following clinical, radiographic and audiologic evaluations, the patient was diagnosed with otodental syndrome.
Conclusion Globodontia is a diagnostic feature of the otodental syndrome, which often provides the path to discovery of the associated hearing loss. Missing teeth, arch-size discrepancies, chewing problems and teething disturbances are the other major complications.