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Title: Case Report and Differential Diagnosis Of Van Der Woude's Syndrome And Congenital Commissural Pits
Authors: Al-Shawaf, M.D.
Mani, N.J.
Keywords: Congenital
Lip pits
Van der Woude's
Issue Date: 1990
Publisher: The Saudi Dental Journal
Citation: The Saudi Dental Journal. Volume 2. Number 1.1990
Abstract: Congenital lip pits are rare defects' occurring on either side of the midline of the vermilion border. These pits may extend to 3 mm or more in diameter and up to 2 mm deep. They may be circular or pre¬sent as transverse slits.23 Rarely, they may be located at the apex of a nipple-like elevation. The depressions often exude saliva spontaneously or upon pressure.2 When these pits are associated with cleft-Np and palate, the condition is referred to as Van der Woude's Syndrome.4 In such a case the clefts are bilateral in over 80% of patients. A few cases have been reported in which there has been but a single pit.2 Sedano et al2 reported cases of Van der Woude's Syndrome showing adhesion between maxilla and mandible, missing or hypop¬lastic (peg) lateral maxillary incisors, ankyloglossia and cleft uvula. They also reported that the condi¬tion is transmitted as an autosomal dominant con¬dition, and that the syndrome is seen in about 75,000 - 100,000 live births and affects both sexes equally
Description: Assistant Professor of Oral Medicine/Diagnosis, Department of Biological Dental Sciences, King Saud University College of Dentistrt. P.O. Box 5967. Riyadh 11432. Saudi Arabia
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/4584
ISSN: 1013-9052
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