Lenz microphthalmia syndrome with dental anomalies: a case report

J Dent Child (Chic). 2003 Sep-Dec;70(3):262-5.


This report describes the dental management and 7-year follow-up of a 14-year-old boy who showed the typical characteristics of Lenz microphthalmia syndrome, a rare genetic disorder characterized by multiple abnormalities. The main features of the syndrome are microphthalmia, developmental retardation, ear abnormalities, microcephaly, skeletal, digital and urogenital anomalies. The dental anomalies include micrognathia, hypodontia, agenesis of permanent teeth, conic-shaped incisors, and taurodontic molars. The purpose of the report was to document specific oral manifestations and dental anomalies and their management associated with a previously reported case.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abnormalities, Multiple
  • Adolescent
  • Anodontia / genetics
  • Dental Pulp Cavity / abnormalities
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Growth Disorders / genetics
  • Humans
  • Incisor / abnormalities
  • Male
  • Microcephaly / genetics
  • Micrognathism / genetics
  • Microphthalmos / genetics*
  • Molar / abnormalities
  • Syndrome
  • Tooth Abnormalities / genetics*