Anencephalic infant with cleft palate and natal teeth: A case report

Marakoglu K., PERÇİN F. E., Marakoglu I., Gursoy U., Goze F.

CLEFT PALATE-CRANIOFACIAL JOURNAL, vol.41, no.4, pp.456-458, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1597/03-024.1
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.456-458
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: Natal/neonatal teeth are very common in children with complete unilateral and bilateral cleft lip and palate. This article outlines a patient with intrauterine growth retardation, anencephaly, atrial septal defect, ventricular septal defect, two maxillary first natal incisor teeth, cleft palate, short neck, low-set ears, hypertelorism, retrognathia, and simian-line on the right hand. There is no conclusive evidence of a correlation between these findings and a known syndrome, suggesting that this case may be a hitherto undefined clinical combination with neonatal teeth.