A Case Report of a Patient With Cleft Palate Carrying the Risk of Tetraplegia

Isik D., Guner S., Avcu S., Goktas U., Atik B.

CLEFT PALATE-CRANIOFACIAL JOURNAL, vol.48, no.6, pp.773-775, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 48 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1597/09-239
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.773-775
  • Keywords: cleft palate, dwarfism, spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenita, tetraplegia, SPONDYLOEPIPHYSEAL DYSPLASIA CONGENITA
  • Gazi University Affiliated: No


Spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenita (SEDC) is an inherited disorder of bone growth that results in short-trunk dwarfism, skeletal abnormalities, disorders in vision and hearing, atlanto-axial instability, and cleft palate. This important anomaly of the cervical vertebrae carries the risk of tetraplegia during cleft palate operations. In this case report, we discuss a case of spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenita, the perioperative and postoperative measures, and the risk of tetraplegia.