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., ...More

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY, vol.77, no.8, pp.1276-1279, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 77 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2013.05.008
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1276-1279

Abstract

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.