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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 283946, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/283946
Case Report

Van der Woude Syndrome Associated with Hypodontia: A Rare Clinical Entity

1Department of Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dental Sciences, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 221005, India
2Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Faculty of Dental Sciences, IMS, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 221005, India
3Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Jaipur Dental College, Jaipur, Rajasthan, 302028, India
4Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dental Sciences, IMS, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 221005, India

Received 18 September 2012; Accepted 12 November 2012

Academic Editors: Y.-K. Chen and A. Kasaj

Copyright © 2012 Romesh Soni et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Van der Woude syndrome (VWS) is usually underreported and frequently not diagnosed. The phenomenon that cleft lip and palate are regularly combined in the same pedigree makes it unique. A meticulous examination of a patient with lip pits may reveal a hidden form of a cleft, for example, submucous. This paper presents a case of VWS in a ten-year-old boy with characteristic orofacial features. Special emphasis has also been given on the need for appropriate genetic counseling.