Indian Journal of Dental Research

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Year
: 2010  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 138--140

Oral manifestations leading to the diagnosis of familial tuberous sclerosis


Hercilio Martelli1, Leonardo Santos Lima2, Paulo Rogerio Ferreti Bonan1, Ricardo D Coletta3 
1 Departments of Oral Diagnosis, Dental School, Montes Claros, Minas Gerais, Brazil
2 Medicine School, State University of Montes Claros, Montes Claros, Minas Gerais, Brazil
3 Department of Oral Diagnosis, State University of Campinas, Piracicaba, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Correspondence Address:
Paulo Rogerio Ferreti Bonan
Departments of Oral Diagnosis, Dental School, Montes Claros, Minas Gerais
Brazil

Clinical manifestations of tuberous sclerosis (TS) are variable, and oral involvement occurs in less than 10% of the affected patients. We reported herein a nine-year-old boy with dental enamel pits and gingival nodular lesions, histologically diagnosed as angiofibromas that leaded to the diagnosis of a family with TS. In this report, we demonstrated the multiprofessional importance in the diagnosis of TS. Early diagnosis of TS is essential for an appropriate treatment of the affected patients and genetic counseling.


How to cite this article:
Martelli H, Lima LS, Bonan PR, Coletta RD. Oral manifestations leading to the diagnosis of familial tuberous sclerosis.Indian J Dent Res 2010;21:138-140


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Martelli H, Lima LS, Bonan PR, Coletta RD. Oral manifestations leading to the diagnosis of familial tuberous sclerosis. Indian J Dent Res [serial online] 2010 [cited 2021 Mar 1 ];21:138-140
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