Acrocephalosyndactyly Syndrome: A Rare Case Report

Authors

  • Satya Ranjan Misra

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i2.14984

Keywords:

Craniosynostosis, Facial Deformity, Malocclusion, Syndactyly.

Abstract

Acrocephalosyndactyly or Apert syndrome is a rare disorder in which the fingers and toes are fused,
giving the appearance of webbed hand and feet. Also, there is craniosynostosis, leading to severe mid-face
hypoplasia and characteristic facial deformities. Here there is a genetic mutation in the fibroblast growth
factor receptor 2 (FGFR2) gene with autosomal dominant inheritance. A case of an 8-year-old male child is
reported here with frontal bossing, acrocephaly, prominent ocular hypertelorism with divergent strabismus,
saddle-shaped nose, mid-face hypoplasia, crowded anterior teeth, sparse hair and severe bilateral syndactyly
of the feet and hands.

Author Biography

Satya Ranjan Misra

Professor & Head, Department of Oral Medicine & Maxillofacial Radiology, Institute of Dental Sciences, Siksha
‘O’ Anusandhan Deemed to be University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha

Published

2021-03-24

How to Cite

Satya Ranjan Misra. (2021). Acrocephalosyndactyly Syndrome: A Rare Case Report. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(2), 3915-3919. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i2.14984