An unusual combination of idiopathic generalized short-root anomaly associated with microdontia, taurodontia, multiple dens invaginatus, obliterated pulp chambers and infected cyst: a case report

J Oral Pathol Med. 2006 Aug;35(7):407-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0714.2006.00418.x.


Generalized diminished root formation is a rare condition leading to early loss of teeth. This report describes an unusual case of generalized short roots associated with microdontia, taurodontism of posterior teeth, and multiple dens invaginatus along with short stature in a 20-year-old man, who had lost several teeth because of spontaneous exfoliation.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Bicuspid / abnormalities
  • Dens in Dente / pathology*
  • Dental Pulp Cavity / abnormalities*
  • Dentin Dysplasia / diagnosis
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mandibular Diseases / pathology
  • Molar / abnormalities
  • Radicular Cyst / pathology*
  • Tooth Abnormalities / pathology*
  • Tooth Root / abnormalities*