Fanconi’s anemia in dentistry: a case report and brief literature review

  • Saulo Gabriel Moreira Falci Federal University of Vales do Jequitinhonha e Mucuri
  • Patrícia Corrêa-Faria Federal University of Vales do Jequitinhonha e Mucuri
  • Juliana Tataounoff Private clinic, Hospital Irmandade Nossa Senhora da Saúde
  • Cássio Roberto Rocha dos Santos Federal University of Vales do Jequitinhonha e Mucuri
  • Leandro Silva Marques Federal University of Vales do Jequitinhonha e Mucuri
Keywords: Fanconi’s anemia, dentistry, diagnosis

Abstract

Purpose: To present a critical analysis of the dental literature about the oral, skeletal and developmental manifestations associated with Fanconi’s anemia (FA) and to describe a clinical case. Case description: Patient: male, Caucasian, 18 years-old. At the physical exam, the patient’s appearance was roughly that of a 12-year-old child. The oral exam revealed carious lesions, gingivitis, bilateral crossbite and anterior open bite. Several teeth were absent and several primary teeth were present. Conclusion: The review of the literature reveals a heterogeneous pattern for the oral manifestations of FA, as observed in the case described in the present report. The most common oral manifestations of the disease are gingivitis, periodontitis, dental agenesis and squamous cell carcinoma.

Author Biographies

Saulo Gabriel Moreira Falci, Federal University of Vales do Jequitinhonha e Mucuri
Posgraduate Student (MsC)
Patrícia Corrêa-Faria, Federal University of Vales do Jequitinhonha e Mucuri
Posgraduate Student (MsC)
Juliana Tataounoff, Private clinic, Hospital Irmandade Nossa Senhora da Saúde
Atendimento Odontológico em clínica Privada
Cássio Roberto Rocha dos Santos, Federal University of Vales do Jequitinhonha e Mucuri
Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Leandro Silva Marques, Federal University of Vales do Jequitinhonha e Mucuri
Professor de Odontopediatria
Published
2011-09-23
Section
Case Report