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Dental and cranio-facial aspects of Williams Syndrome

Type:  Articles

Pubblication date:  /1/2001

Authors:  E. Defraia, G. Baroni, C. Innocenti

Language:  English

Institution:  Department of Paedodontics, University of Florence, Via Ponte di Mezzo, 48 - 50127 Firenze

Publication:  European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry

Publisher:  Ariesdue Srl

Keywords:  Williams Syndrome, Cranio-facial dysmorphology, dental anomalies

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Title:  Dental and cranio-facial aspects of Williams Syndrome

Abstract:  Williams Syndrome is a rare genetic disorder caused by a hemizygote micro-deletion mapped to the long arm of chromosome 7.The main symptoms are a distinctive facial appearance, psychomotor retardation with friendly behaviour and cardiovascular malformations. This case report describes the anomalies of the cranio-facial complex and the cephalometric aspects which are characteristic of this syndrome,

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