In females with numerical and/or structural aberration of the X chromosome as in Turner's syndrome, somatic development deviates from the normal pattern. The aim of the present study was to investigate the tooth crown dimensions, and report the size of the alveolar arch of the maxilla and the mandible of patients with Turner's syndrome. The study population consisted of 29 girls with Turner's syndrome and 30 healthy female controls. All mesiodistal dimensions were significantly smaller in Turner's syndrome compared with those of normal controls. The labiolingual dimensions were smaller in the patient group with the exception of the canines and the lower central incisors. The alveolar arch of the maxilla was narrower and of normal length, but the mandibular arch was shorter and broader. Orthodontic anomalies were found more frequent and serious of patients with Turner's syndrome. Our examination showed the importance of early diagnosis of oral anomalies as well as dental treatment of patients with Turner's syndrome.
|Translated title of the contribution||Morphologic alterations of tooth crown in patients with Turner syndrome and its association with orthodontic anomalies|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - szept. 2000|
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