Cervical spine in treacher collins syndrome

Amy Hoi Ying Pun, Bruce Eric Clark, David John David, Peter John Anderson

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Abstract

Treacher Collins syndrome is a congenital syndrome with characteristic craniofacial malformations, which are well described in the literature. However, the presence of cervical spine dysmorphology in this syndrome has been minimally described. This study reviews cervical spine radiographs of 40 patients with Treacher Collins syndrome. In this sample, 7 of 40 patients displayed cervical spine anomalies, with 3 of these patients displaying multiple cervical spine anomalies. The patterns of spinal anomalies were variable, suggesting that the underlying genetic mutation has variable expressivity in cervical spine development as it does elsewhere in the craniofacial skeleton.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e218-e220
JournalJournal of Craniofacial Surgery
Volume23
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished or Issued - May 2012

Keywords

  • Cervical spine
  • Mandibulofacial dysostosis
  • Treacher Collins syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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