Short root anomaly associated with Rothmund-Thomson syndrome

Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 2007 Jan;103(1):e19-22. doi: 10.1016/j.tripleo.2006.07.021. Epub 2006 Oct 24.


A case of short root anomaly in a patient with Rothmund-Thomson syndrome is reported. The syndrome is a rare genodermatosis characterized by poikilodermatous rash starting in infancy, associated with juvenile cataracts, small stature, skeletal abnormalities, dental malformations, and predisposition to skin and bone cancers. In this case, abnormally short roots were detected during radiographic examination, affecting a complete permanent dentition including partially erupted third molars. The report contains a short review of the current literature on Rothmund-Thomson syndrome.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Radiography
  • Rothmund-Thomson Syndrome / complications*
  • Rothmund-Thomson Syndrome / genetics
  • Tooth Root / abnormalities*
  • Tooth Root / diagnostic imaging