Cleidocranial dysostosis

Case contributed by Dr Aneta Kecler - Pietrzyk


12 years old boy from foster care referred by GP with persistent cough. On examination forehead deformity (central concavity) and poor dentition was noted. No past medical or surgical history.

Patient Data

Age: 12
Gender: Male

Bilateral absence of clavicles.

Normal cardiomediastinal contour. Lungs are clear.

Case Discussion

Cleidocranial dystostosis known also cleidocranial dysplasia, is a inherited disorder (autosomal dominant) that affects correct development of clavicles, frontal bones and eruption of permanent teeth.  

Other bones may be also affected such as scapulae, iliac bones, pubic bones. 

Radiological imaging is important to establish the diagnosis. 

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Case information

rID: 53997
Case created: 18th Jun 2017
Last edited: 19th Jun 2017
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