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Dental Approach in Individuals with Loeys-Dietz Syndrome: A Mini Review

Volume 5 - Issue 3

Tugcenur Uzun1 and Busra Bostanci*2

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    • Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Abant Izzet Baysal University, Turkey
    • Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Abant Izzet Baysal University, Turkey

    *Corresponding author: Busra Bostanci, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Assistant of Professor, Abant Izzet Baysal University, Faculty of Dentistry, Bolu, Turkey

Received: June 3, 2018;   Published: June 12, 2018

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2018.05.001201

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Abstract

Loeys-Dietz syndrome (LDS) is a connective tissue disease which develops due to the mutations in the genes synthesizing TFG-beta receptors. Hypertelorism, cleft palate with bifid uvula and arterial/aortic aneurysms are the 3 basic elements of the disease forming a triad. Considering oral and maxillofacial findings in individuals with Loeys-Dietz syndrome, the responsibility of dentist is very important both in diagnosis of syndrome and in treatment. In the literature, there has been no publication of a dental approach to LDS and it is expected that this publication may be a guide to dentists for the syndrome.

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