The Crouzan Syndrome-A Case Report
Dr. Manu Prasad,
Department of Craniofacial Surgery
Yenepoya University Hospital, Yenepoya University, Mangalore
575 018, Karnataka, India.
The Crouzon syndrome is a genetic disorder which is known as the brachial arch syndrome. It is an autosomal dominant disorder which is one of a rare group of syndromes which is characterized by cranio synostosis or a premature closing of the cranial sutures. The major features are brachiocephaly, occular proptosis, an under developed maxilla, mid face hypoplasia, a rare cleft lip or palate, hypodontia (some teeth missing) and crowding of teeth. Due to the maxillary hypoplasia, the Crouzon syndrome patients generally have a considerable permanent underbite and they subsequently cannot chew by using their incisors. We have presented in this article, a case of the Crouzon syndrome which was seen in a girl who was aged six years, with similar symptoms and the multidisciplinary approach which has to be followed in managing the case.