Achondroplasia with Polydactyly: A Case ReportCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Caroline Frank,
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Priyadarshini Dental College, VGR, Pandur-631203, Tiruvallur, Tamil Nadu, India.
An eight-year-old girl child reported to the Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology with the chief complaint of unerupted permanent teeth for past two years. The child presented features like disproportionately short stature, rhizomelic shortening of arms and legs, long face, frontal bossing and saddle nose. Based on the findings of chest and spine radiographs and ultrasound the case was diagnosed as a rare bone disorder “Achondroplasia”. This case also presents a unique feature of polydactyly. Polydactyly is a manifestation in clinical medicine because it can serve as an indicator for a plethora of congenital anamolies. This case gained dental interest because of its characteristic craniofacial features. This article highlights the peculiar manifestations of this anamoly.
Delayed eruption, Dental caries, Short stature
Caroline Frank, Sameeya Shariff, Muddepalle Pavani, Balusubramanian Karthika, Sridhar Thathekalva. ACHONDROPLASIA WITH POLYDACTYLY:
A CASE REPORT. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 March [cited: 2017 Apr 29 ]; 11:ZD14-ZD15. Available from
Date of Submission: Oct 18, 2016
Date of Peer Review: Nov 03, 2016
Date of Acceptance: Dec 30, 2016
Date of Publishing: Mar 01, 2017
Financial OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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