Valutazione delle caratteristiche cranio-facciali in pazienti affetti da patologie neuromuscolari

Translated title of the contribution: Evaluation of craniofacial features in patients affected by neuromuscular diseases

M. F. Sfondrini, A. Berardinelli, L. Castellazzi, S. Eshani, F. Rizzardi, P. Gandini

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

Objectives. The objective of this study was to perform an epidemiological survey of craniofacial features in patients affected by neuromuscular diseases. Materials And Methods. 67 patients, aged 6 to 18 years (57 males and 10 females), affected by different neuromuscular diseases (Duchenne muscular dystrophy, Becker muscular dystrophy, spinal muscular atrophy, congenital myopathy, limb-girdle muscular dystrophy, congenital muscular dystrophy, congenital myotonic dystrophy, facioscapulohumeral dystrophy) were evaluated. Results. High prevalence of particular craniofacial features (hyperdivergent facial morphology, increased lower third facial height, lip incompetence, asymmetry) and occlusal features (Class II or III dental occlusion, crossbite) was observed. Moreover, atypical swallowing, macroglossia, mouth breathing and phonological disorders were frequently evidenced. Conclusions. Patients affected by neuromuscular diseases present with particular dysmorphic craniofacial features and dental malocclusion.

Translated title of the contributionEvaluation of craniofacial features in patients affected by neuromuscular diseases
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)575-581
Number of pages7
JournalDental Cadmos
Volume82
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthodontics
  • Oral Surgery

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Evaluation of craniofacial features in patients affected by neuromuscular diseases'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this