Article: Volume 7 Number 4 Page 135 - October 2014

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  Orth Update 2014; 7: 135-136

Orthodontics:  Unusual Presentation of a Tooth in a 9-year-old Child with Cleft Lip and Palate: A Case Report

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Abstract: Intranasal teeth are an uncommon but definite association with cleft lip and palate.1 The age of patients and the clinical symptoms surrounding their presentation can vary, as well as their management. A case report of a 9 year-old female with right-sided unilateral cleft lip and palate and associated intranasally erupting supernumerary tooth is presented here.

Clinical relevance: This case report illustrates that, in cleft lip and palate patients, teeth may present in unusual sites.

Author notes: Katie Edwards, BChD, Longitudinal Dental Foundation Trainee, Nadine Houghton, MDSc, BDS, MFDS, FDS(Orth), MOrth RCS, Consultant Orthodontist, Laura Mitchell, MBE, MDS, BDS, FDS RCPS(Glasg), FDS RCS(Eng), FGDP(UK), DOrth RCS(Eng), MOrth RCS(Eng), Consultant Orthodontist, St Luke’s Hospital, Little Horton Lane, Bradford, West Yorkshire BD5 0NA, UK.

Objective: To appreciate the variability of tooth position in cleft lip and palate patients.

Kavo Kerr