Cleidocranial dysostosis: a case report with clinical illustration

Pan Afr Med J. 2021 Apr 15:38:368. doi: 10.11604/pamj.2021.38.368.29204. eCollection 2021.


Cleidocranial Dysostosis or Dysplasia (CCD) is an infrequent clinical condition, with an autosomal dominant hereditary mode of inheritance. Triad lesions: multiple supernumerary teeth, partial or complete absence of the clavicles and open sagittal sutures and fontanelles. Nine-year-old female patient comes to our service for outpatient consultation with the main complaint of upper limbs mobility restriction with shoulders hypermotility. The chest X-ray showed partial absence of the clavicles and a cone-shaped thorax. The diagnosis of CCD was performed. Treatment of these patients requires a multidisciplinary approach which includes orthopaedic and dental corrections. The premature diagnosis allows a proper orientation for the treatment, offering a better life quality for the patient.

Keywords: Cleidocranial dysostosis; case report; cleidocranial dysplasia; supernumerary teeth; wormian bones.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Cleidocranial Dysplasia / diagnostic imaging
  • Cleidocranial Dysplasia / therapy*
  • Dental Care / methods*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Orthopedic Procedures / methods*
  • Radiography, Thoracic