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Oral implant rehabilitation in a patient with Moebius syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19300371     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
INTRODUCTION: Moebius syndrome is a rare congenital disorder characterized by unilateral or bilateral involvement of the sixth and seventh cranial nerves, resulting in a lack of facial expression and eye movements. These patients suffer a series of oral manifestations that may complicate their dental treatment, such as facial and tongue muscle weakness, uncontrolled salivation secondary to deficient lip sealing, micrognathia, microstomia, bifid uvula, gothic and fissured palate, fissured tongue, and glossoptosis. The underlying etiology remains unclear, though vascular problems during embryogenesis appear to be involved. CLINICAL CASE: We report the case of a woman with Moebius syndrome and total edentulism . Eight years ago she underwent complete oral rehabilitation with the placement of two implants in each dental arch. DISCUSSION: Moebius syndrome has still an unknown etiology, although it is related to disorders during pregnancy. This kind of patient can be rehabilitated using oral implants.
Jaume Escoda-Francolí; María-Angeles Sánchez-Garcés; Cosme Gay-Escoda
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2009-06-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medicina oral, patología oral y cirugía bucal     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1698-6946     ISO Abbreviation:  Med Oral Patol Oral Cir Bucal     Publication Date:  2009 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-05-28     Completed Date:  2009-08-24     Revised Date:  2009-12-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101231694     Medline TA:  Med Oral Patol Oral Cir Bucal     Country:  Spain    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E295-8     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Centro Médico Teknon, Barcelona, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Dental Implants*
Middle Aged
Mobius Syndrome / rehabilitation*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Dental Implants

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