Objective: To investigate craniofacial characteristics in pediatric patients with Prader–Willi syndrome (PWS). Setting and Sample Population: A retrospective sample of 20 consecutive patients with PWS who had lateral and antero-posterior (AP) cephalograms (14 males and six females; average age 10.2 ± 3 years) was compared to 20 controls matched for age and sex (14 males and six females; average age 10.5 ± 3.7 years). Materials and Methods: Cephalometric skeletal measurements were performed twice at a 1-week interval by one calibrated operator, and random error was calculated using Dahlberg's formula. Mean values and standard deviations were computed for all variables. Student's t-test for independent samples was used to determine significant differences between PWS and controls. The level of significance was set at p < 0.05. Results: Cephalometric values for the length of the maxilla (p < 0.01), mandibular length (p < 0.05) at both the ramus (p < 0.05) and the mandibular body (p < 0.01), and posterior and anterior facial height (p < 0.01) were significantly lower in patients with PWS compared to controls. The AP cephalometric analysis revealed a significant reduction (p < 0.01) in maxillary skeletal width, mandibular skeletal width, and interzygomatic distance. Conclusions: Pediatric patients with PWS seem to have a general reduction in certain craniofacial skeletal parameters (i.e., maxillary and mandibular length) compared to controls, but this study did not assess the overall craniofacial characteristics.
|Titolo:||Craniofacial morphology in pediatric patients with Prader–Willi syndrome: a retrospective study|
|Autori interni:||GIUCA, Maria Rita|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Rivista:||ORTHODONTICS & CRANIOFACIAL RESEARCH|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|