Sindrome de williams

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Postgrad Med J2000;76:712 doi:10.1136/pmj.76.901.712
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Dental anomalies in Williamssyndrome

A S KASHYAP

Department of Medicine


Armed Forces Medical College


Pune 411040, India


Department of Dental Surgery


Armed Forces Medical College


Pune 411040, IndiaH S SHARMA,
P KUMAR

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Department of Medicine


Armed Forces Medical College


Pune 411040, India


Department of Dental Surgery


Armed Forces MedicalCollege


Pune 411040, India


A 2 year old boy with Williams syndrome was undergoing preoperative evaluation for supravalvular aortic stenosis. On examination his mouth was wide with full lower lip.He had small, irregular, widely spaced, peg shaped primary teeth with extensive caries (fig 1). These are the typical anomalies of primary teeth in Williams syndrome. In adulthood teeth tend to becrowded. His ionised serum calcium concentration was 1.6 mmol/l (normal 1.1–1.4 mmol/l), and 25-dihydroxycholecalciferol 454 pmol/l (36–144 pmol/l). The serum 25-hydroxycholecalciferol and phosphatelevels were normal. He is on calcium, and a vitamin D restricted diet, and is undergoing treatment for dental caries. He is awaiting balloon dilatation for the supravalvular aortic stenosis.



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Figure 1
Dental anomalies in patient (photograph reproduced with permission).


Williams syndrome usually occurs as a sporadic...
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