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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2013, Article ID 935716, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/935716
Case Report

Oral Findings of Rothmund-Thomson Syndrome

1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Faculty of Dentistry, Erciyes University, Melikgazi, 38039 Kayseri, Turkey
2Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Faculty of Dentistry, Ondokuz Mayis University, 55139 Samsun, Turkey
3Department of Periodontology, Faculty of Dentistry, Ondokuz Mayis University, 55139 Samsun, Turkey
4Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Ondokuz Mayis University, 55139 Samsun, Turkey

Received 8 October 2013; Accepted 29 October 2013

Academic Editors: R. V. Lo Vasco, S. Pezelj-Ribaric, M. W. Roberts, and N. H. Rohleder

Copyright © 2013 Emin Murat Canger 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

Rothmund-Thomson syndrome (RTS) is an extremely rare genetic condition exhibiting some dermatological, craniofacial, ophthalmological, and central nervous system abnormalities. It has an autosomal, recessive inheritance and its signs begin at childhood. Essential dermatological alteration is poikilodermatosis. A large head with an frontal bossing and broad low nasal bridge has been described in patients with RTS. Bilateral juvenile cataract is a characteristic finding of patients with RTS. Most of the patients have been markedly short and the growth retardation has been proportionate. Mental retardation is a rare condition. An 11-year-old girl who had been previously diagnosed with RTS was consulted with a chief complaint of delaying in tooth eruption. Intraoral examination revealed median rhomboid glossitis in addition to hyperkeratotic tongue. This report aimed to not only present intraoral findings of RTS, but also to demonstrate the lingual findings of a patient with RTS.