Schinzel-Giedion syndrome: interesting facial and orodental features, and dental management

Int J Paediatr Dent. 2002 Jan;12(1):66-72. doi: 10.1046/j.0960-7439.2001.00325.x.


Schinzel-Giedion syndrome comprises multiple congenital anomalies. The orofacial features include coarse facies, frontal bossing, ocular hypertelorism, anterior open bite and macrodontia. Two cases are presented in which the presence of specific craniofacial anomalies with bilateral hydronephrosis confirmed the diagnosis. In one patient, bottle-feeding was associated with caries in maxillary central and lateral incisors, but the second patient was permanently tube fed and did not experience any dental caries. Clinical management of these patients requires a coordinated approach from a team of medical and dental specialists.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abnormalities, Multiple
  • Bottle Feeding / adverse effects
  • Cariostatic Agents / therapeutic use
  • Child, Preschool
  • Counseling
  • Craniofacial Abnormalities / pathology*
  • Dental Caries / etiology
  • Facies
  • Feeding Behavior
  • Female
  • Fluorides, Topical / therapeutic use
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Frontal Bone / abnormalities
  • Humans
  • Hydronephrosis / pathology
  • Hypertelorism / pathology
  • Infant
  • Macroglossia / pathology
  • Open Bite / pathology*
  • Oral Hygiene
  • Patient Care Planning
  • Syndrome
  • Tooth Abnormalities / pathology*


  • Cariostatic Agents
  • Fluorides, Topical