Cleft palate in Kabuki syndrome: a report of six cases.

TitleCleft palate in Kabuki syndrome: a report of six cases.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsIida T, Park S, Kato K, Kitano I
JournalThe Cleft palate-craniofacial journal : official publication of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association
Date Published2006 Nov

Kabuki syndrome is a syndrome of rare congenitali anomalies that was named after its characteristic appearance, a face resembling that of an actor in a Kabuki play. Although cleft palatei is a feature that is sometimes observed in patients with Kabuki syndrome, there are few clinical reports of cleft palate associated with Kabuki syndrome. This report presents six cases of Kabuki syndrome with cleft palate and reviews their clinical features. Our results suggest that (1) patients with cleft palate in Kabuki syndrome tend to fail in acquiring normal velopharyngeali function and (2) submucous cleft palate might be more common in patients with Kabuki syndrome than previously was reported.

Alternate JournalCleft Palate Craniofac. J.
Citation Key17105332