A longitudinal evaluation of craniofacial growth in a patient with Kabuki make-up syndrome: a case report.

TitleA longitudinal evaluation of craniofacial growth in a patient with Kabuki make-up syndrome: a case report.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsKobayashi ET, Maruyama Y, Kobayashi K
JournalEuropean journal of orthodontics
Volume23
Issue2
Pagination205-13
Date Published2001 Apr
Abstract

The purpose of this investigation was to evaluate the craniofacial growth of a patient diagnosed with Kabuki make-up syndrome (KMS). Craniofacial growth was assessed by analysing laterali cephalometric radiographs with an interval of 12-15 months. They were taken from 6 years 9 months to 14 years 2 months. Angular and linear measurement analyses of the craniofacial complex showed a hypoplastic maxillai and a constricted maxillary basal arch width. The mandibular size was relatively large and had started to increase from 13 years 4 months. This resulted in a prognathic face caused by forward growth of the mandiblei and insufficient growth of the maxilla. The skeletal pattern was Class III. Open bite morphology with a steep mandibular plane (SN-MP), a relatively short ramus, and a large gonial angle were also observed. In this subject, the facial dysmorphismi found in the maxilla and mandible may have been influenced by several factors. Connective tissuei disorder, macroglossia, lower tongue posture, and tongue thrust swallowing have been identified as possible aetiological factors that may determine dysmorphism in the craniofacial complex in this KMS patient.

Alternate JournalEur J Orthod
Citation Key11398557