Oral Findings of Rothmund-Thomson Syndrome

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CANGER E. M., Çelenk P., Devrim E., Avşar A.

CASE REPORTS IN DENTISTRY, vol.2013, 2013 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2013
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1155/2013/935716
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


Rothmund-Thomson syndrome (RTS) is an extremely rare genetic condition exhibiting some dermatological, craniofacial, ophthalmological, and central nervous system abnormalities. It has an autosomal, recessive inheritance and its signs begin at childhood. Essential dermatological alteration is poikilodermatosis. A large head with an frontal bossing and broad low nasal bridge has been described in patients with RTS. Bilateral juvenile cataract is a characteristic finding of patients with RTS. Most of the patients have been markedly short and the growth retardation has been proportionate. Mental retardation is a rare condition. An 11-year-old girl who had been previously diagnosed with RTS was consulted with a chief complaint of delaying in tooth eruption. Intraoral examination revealed median rhomboid glossitis in addition to hyperkeratotic tongue. This report aimed to not only present intraoral findings of RTS, but also to demonstrate the lingual findings of a patient with RTS.