Skeletal dysplasias are a heterogenous group of disorders combining abnormalities in the skull and other skeletal bones. Weyers acrofacial dysostosis also known as Weyers acrodental dysostosis was first described in 1952, by Weyers, as a postaxial polydactyly, which had features distinct from, yet some in common with the Ellis-van Creveld Syndrome (EvC). Both the syndromes have been mapped to the same chromosome, 4p16. The cases reported here highlight the overlapping features of both syndromes, which are dissimilar in mode of inheritance and phenotypic severity, emphasizing the need for genetic analysis, to categorize these conditions.
Y. Hassona, M. Hamdan, A. Shqaidef, A. Abu Karaky and C. Scully (2015) Ellis-Van Creveld syndrome: dental management considerations and description of a new oral finding. Spec Care Dentist35(6):312. doi: 10.1111/scd.12116
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