The Rieger Syndrome: a Case Report with Unusual Dental Findings

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Smaragda Kavadia1, Konstantinos Antoniades2, Eleni Markovitsi1, Eleftherios G. Kaklamanos3

1 Department of Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, Faculty of Health Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessalonki, Greece
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, Faculty of Health Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessalonki, Greece
3 Hamdan Bin Mohammed College of Dental Medicine, Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Background/Aim: The Rieger syndrome is a rare, autosomal dominant and phenotypically variable disorder, characterized by abnormalities of the anterior chamber of the eye, coincident with missing or misshapen teeth. Case report: This report features a case of the Rieger syndrome associated with bilateral cleft lip and palate and a severe open bite, findings not usually reported in association with this condition. Conclusions: The findings described in the present case of Rieger syndrome are unusual and expand the spectrum of manifestations of the condition.

Keywords: Rieger Syndrome; Hypodontia; Iridogoniodysgenesis; Cleft Lip And Palate



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