Do children with Wilson's disease have distinct craniofacial morphology? A cephalometric study


KILIÇ N., SÜMBÜLLÜ M. A. , Ertekin V. , Catal G., Cakur B., Oktay H., et al.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY, cilt.77, ss.1276-1279, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 77 Konu: 8
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2013.05.008
  • Dergi Adı: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.1276-1279

Özet

Objectives: Patients with Wilson's disease (WD) develop osseous changes such as osteoporosis, spontaneous fractures, areas of sclerosis and demineralization of maxillary and mandibular bones, and neurologic symptoms including swallowing dysfunctions, which may affect dento-facial growth. However, dento-maxillo-facial structures of these patients have never been investigated. The present study aimed to discover if subjects with WD have different dentofacial structures.