A perfect diagnosis of Ellis-van Creveld syndrome by oral manifestations: a case report


  • Khaja Khalid Nawaz Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dr. H. Gordon Roberts Hospital shillong, Meghalaya, India
  • . Selvabalaji Department of Pedodontics, Indira Gandhi institute of dental sciences, Pondicherry, India
  • Santham Krishnamurthy Department of Pedodontics, Satyabhama Dental College, Chennai, India
  • . Sivaraman Department of Oral Medicine, Vivekananda Dental College for Women, Namakkal Dt, Tamil Nadu, India




Chondroectodermal dysplasia, Ellis vancreveld syndrome, Oral manifestations


Ellis-van Creveld syndrome is an extremely rare congenital genetic disorder having autosomal recessive inheritance. The characteristic features of this syndrome are bilateral postaxial polydactyly, acromesomelic dwarfism, ectodermal dysplasia affecting nails, congenital cardiac malformation, edentulous maxillary and mandibular incisors, non-appearance of mucobuccal fold, congenitally missing teeth, slight serrations of the alveolar ridge and multiple small alveolar notches. The present case describes the oral manifestations of the patient which leads to a perfect diagnosis of this syndrome. Ellis-van Creveld syndrome requires a multidisciplinary management and, hence the dental surgeons play an important role in these cases.  


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