Purv S. Patel

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Apert's syndrome (AS), a form of acrocephalosyndactyly, is a rare congenital disorder with autosomal dominant mode of transmission; characterized by craniosynostosis, midface hypoplasia, and syndactyly of hands and feet. The rarity of the syndrome and similarity of features with other craniosynostosis syndromes makes it a diagnostic dilemma. Genetic(More)
INTRODUCTION Age estimation is of immense importance not only for personal identification but also for treatment planning in medicine and dentistry. Chronologic age conveys only a rough approximation of the maturational status of a person, hence dental and skeletal ages have been explored as maturity indicators since decades. The tooth maturation provides a(More)
The diagnosis between different diseases may be impaired by clinical and histopathologic similarities, as observed in the oral lichen planus (OLP) and oral lichenoid lesion (OLL). Inspite of similar clinicopathological features; etiology, diagnosis and prognosis differ which mandates separation of OLL from OLP. Hence, it is essential for the oral physician(More)
Odontomas are the most common type of odontogenic tumours. They are considered as hamartomas rather than true neoplasms.They are primarily composed of enamel, dentin, cementum and pulp. They are classified as complex odontoma and compound odontoma. A malformation in which all dental tissues formed in less orderly pattern is complex odontoma. A malformation(More)
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