Dental findings in Kabuki make-up syndrome: a case report.

TitleDental findings in Kabuki make-up syndrome: a case report.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsRocha CT, Peixoto ITA, Fernandes PM, Torres CP, de Queiroz AM
JournalSpecial care in dentistry : official publication of the American Association of Hospital Dentists, the Academy of Dentistry for the Handicapped, and the American Society for Geriatric Dentistry
Date Published2008 Mar-Apr

This article documents the case history of a 9-year-old Brazilian child diagnosed with Kabuki make-up syndrome (KMS). The clinical features are described, with emphasis on the craniofacial and orodental manifestations. The patient had the distinctive KMS craniofacial features consisting of long palpebral fissurei, hypertelorismi, high-arched eyebrows with sparse hair in the laterali one-third, eyes with eversioni of the lateral one-third of the lower eyelids, long and curved eyelashes, palpebral ptosisi, large antevertedi prominent ears in a lower position, broad, depressed nasali root with a flat nasal tip, and mild neuropsychomotor developmental deficits. The intraoral examination revealed an anterior open bite, overretention of primary teeth, and a high-arched palate. Two findings in this child have not been previously reported in patients with KMS: the presence of supernumerary teeth and taurodontic teeth in the maxillary arch. The clinical and radiographic detection of these unique dental features may be helpful in identifying children who may have milder forms of KMS.

Alternate JournalSpec Care Dentist
Citation Key18402617