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Cleidocranial Dysplasia

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Synonyms of Cleidocranial Dysplasia

  • Cleidocranial Dysostosis
  • Dysplasia, Cleidocranial
  • Dysplasia, Osteodental
  • Marie-Sainton Disease

Disorder Subdivisions

  • No subdivisions found.

General Discussion

Cleidocranial dysplasia is a rare skeletal dysplasia characterized by short stature, distinctive facial features and narrow, sloping shoulders caused by defective or absent collarbones (clavicles). Major symptoms may include premature closing of the soft spot on the head (coronal), delayed closure of the space between the bones of the skull (fontanels), narrow and abnormally shaped pelvic and pubic bones and deformations in the chest (thoracic region). Delayed eruption of teeth, moderately short stature, a high arched palate, a wide pelvic joint, failure of the lower jaw joints to unite, and fingers that are irregular in length may also be present. Cleidocranial dysplasia is inherited as an autosomal dominant genetic trait.

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