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Craniofacial dysplasia

Chiara Di Pede, Sabrina Congedi, Sara Rossin, Antuan Divisic, Alesandra De Gregorio, Caterina Agosto, Igor Catalano, Alessandro Mazza, Leonardo Sartori, Stefano Masiero, Franca Benini
We describe a case of a paediatric patient affected by mandibular fibrous dysplasia (FD) with severe and chronic pain who was successfully treated with zoledronic acid (ZOL): a third-generation bisphosphonate. Further research is needed to assess its safety and efficacy as a treatment option for FD in the paediatric population.
2016: Case Reports in Pediatrics
Cassio Eduardo Raposo-Amaral, Rafael Denadai, Enrico Ghizoni, Cesar Augusto Raposo-Amaral
BACKGROUND: Although craniofacial bone correction is the essential step in hypertelorbitism correction, the final result depends on the management of soft tissue deformities. The purpose of this study was to review our surgical strategies for soft tissue reconstruction in hypertelorbitism correction. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed of consecutive patients with hypertelorbitism, undergoing hypertelorbitism correction between 2007 and 2014. All aspects related to the craniofacial surgical procedures (number and type of procedures, outcomes, and complications) were verified through medical records, clinical photographs, and interviews with all patients...
October 6, 2016: Annals of Plastic Surgery
B C J Majoor, N M Appelman-Dijkstra, M A J van de Sande, H M Kroon, N A T Hamdy, P D S Dijkstra
Fibrous dysplasia is a rare genetic bone disorder with a wide variation in clinical expression, ranging from asymptomatic patients to severely affected patients with extensive bone disease, pain, repetitive fractures and deformities and serious endocrinological symptoms (McCune-Albright syndrome). Here, we report on three different cases of fibrous dysplasia. First, a 46-year-old woman with a small solitary lesion in the proximal femur. Second, a 25-year-old man with polyostotic disease of the left leg who received both surgical and medical treatment...
2016: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
Sibylle Sabrautzki, Michael A Sandholzer, Bettina Lorenz-Depiereux, Robert Brommage, Gerhard Przemeck, Ingrid L Vargas Panesso, Alexandra Vernaleken, Lillian Garrett, Katharina Baron, Ali O Yildirim, Jan Rozman, Birgit Rathkolb, Christine Gau, Wolfgang Hans, Sabine M Hoelter, Susan Marschall, Claudia Stoeger, Lore Becker, Helmut Fuchs, Valerie Gailus-Durner, Martin Klingenspor, Thomas Klopstock, Christoph Lengger, Leuchtenberger Stefanie, Eckhard Wolf, Tim M Strom, Wolfgang Wurst, Martin Hrabě de Angelis
Animal models resembling human mutations are valuable tools to research the features of complex human craniofacial syndromes. This is the first report on a viable dominant mouse model carrying a non-synonymous sequence variation within the endothelin receptor type A gene (Ednra c.386A>T, p.Tyr129Phe) derived by an ENU mutagenesis program. The identical amino acid substitution was reported recently as disease causing in three individuals with the mandibulofacial dysostosis with alopecia (MFDA, OMIM 616367) syndrome...
September 26, 2016: Mammalian Genome: Official Journal of the International Mammalian Genome Society
Bas C J Majoor, Natasha M Appelman-Dijkstra, M Fiocco, Michiel A J van de Sande, P D Sander Dijkstra, Neveen A T Hamdy
INTRODUCTION: McCune-Albright syndrome (MAS) is a rare bone disorder characterized by fibrous dysplasia (FD), endocrinopathies and café-au-lait patches. FD patients have been shown to respond favourably to treatment with bisphosphonates, but data are scarce in the more severe polyostotic form (PFD), including MAS, and factors determining treatment outcome are not known, particularly in the long-term. METHODS: We evaluated the biochemical (bone turnover markers; BTMs) and clinical (pain reduction) outcome of bisphosphonate therapy in eleven patients with MAS and 30 patients with PFD: median duration of treatment 6 years (range 2-25)...
September 20, 2016: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
Khalid Nasser Fadle, Ahmed Gaber Hassanein, Abdin K Kasim
INTRODUCTION: Fibrous dysplasia (FD) is a non-neoplastic developmental fibro-osseous disease. It represents 2.5% of all bone tumors and 5% to 7% of the benign bone tumors. Orbitocranial region is involved in about 20% of the patients. The main presentations are craniofacial deformity and headache. Loss of vision is the most devastating result of this disease. There is no medical treatment to cure or prevent FD. Radiation therapy is contraindicated. Surgery for the orbitocranial FD is often challenging because of the proximity of neurovascular and ocular structures...
September 9, 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Roelof-Jan Oostra, Lucas Boer, Alie E van der Merwe
Most congenital conditions have low prevalence, but collectively they occur in a few percent of all live births. Congenital conditions are rarely encountered in anthropological studies, not least because many of them have no obvious effect on the skeleton. Here, we discuss two groups of congenital conditions that specifically affect the skeleton, either qualitatively or quantitatively. Skeletal dysplasias (osteochondrodysplasias) interfere with the histological formation, growth and maturation of skeletal tissues leading to diminished postural length, but the building plan of the body is unaffected...
October 2016: Clinical Anatomy
Ruichen Wang, Guizhen Li, Chunming Liu, Chiyu Jia, Yan Han
BACKGROUND: Contouring is a minimal invasive procedure to remove excess lesions and restore facial appearance of patients with craniofacial fibrous dysplasia; however, it is difficult to measure the amount of excess lesions. This study is to demonstrate the use of reduction template produced by three-dimensional printer in contouring procedure. METHODS: Computed tomography data were reconstructed into a three-dimensional model by Mimics software. The unaffected side was mirrored and superimposed on the affected side...
October 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Andrea Burke, Michael T Collins, Alison M Boyce
Fibrous dysplasia (FD) is a rare bone disease caused by postzygotic somatic activating mutations in the GNAS gene, which lead to constitutive activation of adenylyl cyclase, and elevated levels of cyclic AMP, which act on downstream signaling pathways, and cause normal bone to be replaced with fibrous tissue and abnormal (woven) bone. The bone disease may occur in one bone (monostotic), multiple bones (polyostotic), or in combination with hyperfunctioning endocrinopathies and hyperpigmented skin lesions (in the setting of McCune-Albright Syndrome)...
August 5, 2016: Oral Diseases
Kosuke Izumi, Maggie Brett, Eriko Nishi, Séverine Drunat, Ee-Shien Tan, Katsunori Fujiki, Sophie Lebon, Breana Cham, Koji Masuda, Michiko Arakawa, Adeline Jacquinet, Yusuke Yamazumi, Shu-Ting Chen, Alain Verloes, Yuki Okada, Yuki Katou, Tomohiko Nakamura, Tetsu Akiyama, Pierre Gressens, Roger Foo, Sandrine Passemard, Ene-Choo Tan, Vincent El Ghouzzi, Katsuhiko Shirahige
Cellular homeostasis is maintained by the highly organized cooperation of intracellular trafficking systems, including COPI, COPII, and clathrin complexes. COPI is a coatomer protein complex responsible for intracellular protein transport between the endoplasmic reticulum and the Golgi apparatus. The importance of such intracellular transport mechanisms is underscored by the various disorders, including skeletal disorders such as cranio-lenticulo-sutural dysplasia and osteogenesis imperfect, caused by mutations in the COPII coatomer complex...
August 4, 2016: American Journal of Human Genetics
Rodrigo Cárdenas-Perilla, Consuelo Santamaria, Juan Manuel Muñoz-Acosta
Juvenile psammomatoid ossifying fibroma is a rare bone-forming tumor seen in craniofacial bones, which affects mainly young patients. We report scintigraphic and SPECT/CT findings of 2 patients diagnosed with this disease. One patient presented with suspicion of fibrous dysplasia and the other with suspected malignancy in the setting of a rapidly growing mass. Both cases highlight the importance of recognizing this type of tumor in young patients with abnormal uptake in paranasal bones and sinuses within the range of potential differential diagnoses including sarcomas, fibrous dysplasia, and odontogenic tumors...
September 2016: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
Ali Azar, Chiara Piccinelli, Helen Brown, Denis Headon, Michael Cheeseman
Hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia (HED) results from mutation of the EDA, EDAR or EDARADD genes and is characterized by reduced or absent eccrine sweat glands, hair follicles and teeth, and defective formation of salivary, mammary and craniofacial glands. Mouse models with HED also carry Eda, Edar or Edaradd mutations and have defects that map to the same structures. Patients with HED have ear, nose and throat disease, but this has not been investigated in mice bearing comparable genetic mutations. We report that otitis media, rhinitis and nasopharyngitis occur at high frequency in Eda and Edar mutant mice and explore the pathogenic mechanisms related to glandular function, microbial and immune parameters in these lines...
July 4, 2016: Human Molecular Genetics
Elif Bahar Tuna, Mine Koruyucu, Esma Kürklü, Muhsin Çifter, Koray Gençay, Figen Seymen, Beyhan Tüysüz
PURPOSE: The objective of this case series was to determine the oral, dental and craniofacial features of patients with EvC syndrome. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Eight patients with EvC syndrome were enrolled. A complete family history, pedigree analysis, detailed medical history were collected. Findings of clinical examination, including craniofacial and orodental manifestations, and radiological investigations were thoroughly studied. RESULTS: All eight patients had characteristic face, hypertrophic frenulum, conical and peg-shaped teeth, hypodontia of deciduous and/or permanent teeth and also skeletal dysplasia, small chest, short stature and hypoplastic nails...
August 2016: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
Leyla Kansu, Levent N Ozluoglu
Cholesteatomas that occur under an intact tympanic membrane in the absence of prior surgical procedures or perforation are defined as congenital cholesteatomas. These entities are rarely seen, because they do not cause any major symptoms unless they touch the ossicular chain. Likewise, isolated congenital ossicular anomalies that occur independently of external ear anomalies and craniofacial dysplasia are also rarely seen. Here, we report a patient who presented with congenital cholesteatoma associated with anomalies of the ossicular chain and discuss its pathogenesis...
June 8, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
Deborah Krakow, Daniel H Cohn, William R Wilcox, Grace J Noh, Leslie J Raffel, Anna Sarukhanov, Margarita H Ivanova, Moise Danielpour, Dorothy K Grange, Alison M Elliott, Jonathan A Bernstein, David L Rimoin, Amy E Merrill, Ralph S Lachman
Bent Bone Dysplasia-FGFR2 type is a relatively recently described bent bone phenotype with diagnostic clinical, radiographic, and molecular characteristics. Here we report on 11 individuals, including the original four patients plus seven new individuals with three longer-term survivors. The prenatal phenotype included stillbirth, bending of the femora, and a high incidence of polyhydramnios, prematurity, and perinatal death in three of 11 patients in the series. The survivors presented with characteristic radiographic findings that were observed among those with lethality, including bent bones, distinctive (moustache-shaped) small clavicles, angel-shaped metacarpals and phalanges, poor mineralization of the calvarium, and craniosynostosis...
October 2016: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
Alison M Boyce, Andrea Burke, Carolee Cutler Peck, Craig R DuFresne, Janice S Lee, Michael T Collins
BACKGROUND: The mainstay of treatment for craniofacial fibrous dysplasia is surgical; however, optimal indications and techniques are poorly understood, particularly in polyostotic disease and McCune-Albright syndrome. This study investigated surgical indications and risk factors for recurrence in a large cohort. METHODS: One hundred thirty-three craniofacial fibrous dysplasia subjects in a natural history study were evaluated. Radiographic studies, operative reports, and clinical records were reviewed...
June 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Kazuo Noda, Megumi Kitami, Kohei Kitami, Masaru Kaku, Yoshihiro Komatsu
The primary cilium is a cellular organelle that coordinates signaling pathways critical for cell proliferation, differentiation, survival, and homeostasis. Intraflagellar transport (IFT) plays a pivotal role in assembling primary cilia. Disruption and/or dysfunction of IFT components can cause multiple diseases, including skeletal dysplasia. However, the mechanism by which IFT regulates skeletogenesis remains elusive. Here, we show that a neural crest-specific deletion of intraflagellar transport 20 (Ift20) in mice compromises ciliogenesis and intracellular transport of collagen, which leads to osteopenia in the facial region...
May 10, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Telmo Augusto Barba Belsuzarri, João Flavio Mattos Araujo, Carlos Alberto Morassi Melro, Maick Willen Fernandes Neves, Juliano Nery Navarro, Leandro Gomes Brito, Luis Otavio Carneiro Pontelli, Luis Gustavo de Abreu Mattos, Tiago Fernandes Gonçales, Wolnei Marques Zeviani
BACKGROUND: Fibrous dysplasia (FD) is a benign fibro-osseous lesion related to an abnormal bone development and replacement by fibrous tissue. FD has three clinical patterns namely monostotic, polyostotic, and the McCune-Albright syndrome (MAS). MAS is a rare genetic disorder (about 3% of all FD's) that comprises a triad of polyostotic FD, café-au-lait skin macules, and precocious puberty. MAS can involve the orbit region and cause stenosis in the optic canal, leading the patient to a progressive visual loss...
2016: Surgical Neurology International
Katta Mohan Girisha, Abdul Mueed Bidchol, Luitgard Graul-Neumann, Ashish Gupta, Ute Hehr, Davor Lessel, Sean Nader, Hitesh Shah, Julia Wickert, Kerstin Kutsche
BACKGROUND: Larsen syndrome is an autosomal dominant skeletal dysplasia characterized by large joint dislocations and craniofacial dysmorphism. It is caused by missense or small in-frame deletions in the FLNB gene. To further characterize the phenotype and the mutation spectrum of this condition, we investigated seven probands, five sporadic individuals and a mother-son-duo with Larsen syndrome. METHODS: The seven patients from six unrelated families were clinically and radiologically evaluated...
2016: BMC Medical Genetics
A Couturier, O Aumaître, T Mom, L Gilain, M André
Fibrous dysplasia of bone is a benign, uncommon, sporadic, congenital skeletal disorder resulting in deformity. This disease arises from activating somatic mutation in GNAS which encodes the α subunit of the G stimulatory protein associated with proliferation of undifferentiated osteogenic cells resulting in marrow fibrosis, abnormal matrix production, and stimulation of osteoclastic resorption upon overproduction of IL-6 observed in dysplastic cells. Fibrous dysplasia may be monostotic or polyostotic. This mutation affecting many tissues, café au lait skin macules and endocrinopathies (precocious puberty, hyperthyroidism, growth hormone excess, Cushing syndrome) may be associated in McCune-Albright syndrome, but also myxoma in Mazabraud syndrome or phosphate diabetes...
March 23, 2016: La Revue de Médecine Interne
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