International Journal of Social Rehabilitation

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 24--29

Clinical and genetic analysis of a familial nonsyndromic oligodontia in a female patient: A rare case report


Saraswathi K Gopal1, B G Harsha Vardhan1, J Vijayashree Priyadharsini2, M Padma1 
1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Central Research Laboratory, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. M Padma
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College and Hospital, Maduravoyal, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
India

Teeth agenesis is the most prevalent craniofacial congenital malformation in humans. Missing teeth is described in literature by various terms such as oligodontia, anodontia, and hypodontia. While tooth agenesis may be associated with several syndromes, nonsyndromic oligodontia refers to the congenital absence of more than six teeth in the absence of any other deformity. Studies in molecular genetics have made it possible to identify the exact genes responsible for the development of teeth and trace the mutations that cause oligodontia. The present case describes agenesis of permanent teeth which are familial and with no apparent systemic abnormalities.


How to cite this article:
Gopal SK, Vardhan B G, Priyadharsini J V, Padma M. Clinical and genetic analysis of a familial nonsyndromic oligodontia in a female patient: A rare case report.Int J Soc Rehabil 2018;3:24-29


How to cite this URL:
Gopal SK, Vardhan B G, Priyadharsini J V, Padma M. Clinical and genetic analysis of a familial nonsyndromic oligodontia in a female patient: A rare case report. Int J Soc Rehabil [serial online] 2018 [cited 2020 Aug 12 ];3:24-29
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