SRM Journal of Research in Dental Sciences

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 264--267

Craniofacial manifestations and dental considerations in association with achondroplasia: Clinical insight and report of a case


Nidhi Chhabra1, Anuj Chhabra1, Ruchi Mehta2 
1 Department of Dental Surgery, North DMC Medical College, Hindu Rao Hospital, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Oral Medicine, Diagnosis and Radiology, Desh Bhagat Dental College and Hospital, Muktsar, Punjab, India

Correspondence Address:
Nidhi Chhabra
Department of Dental Surgery, North DMC Medical College, Hindu Rao Hospital, New Delhi
India

Achondroplasia is of clinical interest in dental practice because of its distinctive craniofacial features, which include relative macrocephaly, a short posterior cranial base, depressed nasal bridge, and maxillary hypoplasia. Treatment planning for such patients is often considered challenging as the presence of a large head, implanted shunt, airway obstruction, and difficulty in head control require special precautions during dental management. The present article reports the craniofacial manifestations of a 14-year-old male patient having achondroplasia, considerations taken in his dental management and the management done.


How to cite this article:
Chhabra N, Chhabra A, Mehta R. Craniofacial manifestations and dental considerations in association with achondroplasia: Clinical insight and report of a case.SRM J Res Dent Sci 2016;7:264-267


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Chhabra N, Chhabra A, Mehta R. Craniofacial manifestations and dental considerations in association with achondroplasia: Clinical insight and report of a case. SRM J Res Dent Sci [serial online] 2016 [cited 2022 Jul 1 ];7:264-267
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