Syndrome identification case report 95: Congenital fusion of the gums and jaws

S. D. Kittur, D. D. Weaver, M. D. Maves

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Abstract

We report a female infant born with congenital fusion of the gums and jaws. An autopsy performed at 6 months of age revealed the maxilla and mandible were fused into a single bone. The ears were well formed and located at the normal position. These findings, to our knowledge, have not been reported previously. The development of the jaw fusion is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2-4
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Dysmorphology
Volume1
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 1 1983

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anatomy
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Genetics(clinical)

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