Oral Characteristics of Trisomy 8 and Monosomy 18: A Case Report
Giovanni Spano1, *, Silvana Sale1, Guglielmo Campus1, Pierfranca Lugliè1
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2011
First Page: 136
Last Page: 138
Publisher ID: TODENTJ-5-136
Article History:Received Date: 29/3/2011
Revision Received Date: 22/6/2011
Acceptance Date: 22/6/2011
Electronic publication date: 15/8/2011
Collection year: 2011
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Several reports described various mosaic chromosomal syndromes characterized by alterations originated by either an excess or deficit in the number of chromosomes. A case of mosaic trisomy 8 and monosomy 18 with significant involvement of the oral cavity is described, both in terms of general medicine and from a dental-oral perspective, and the treatment plan was planned and discussed.
Regular follow-up visits enabled to verify significant improvement in all parameters of the patient’s oral health, which urged us to press on with our quest to protect the right to health of patients affected by disabilities.