Dental aspects of Marfan syndrome: case report and review of the literature

Carlos Eduardo Baraldi, Marcel Fasolo de Paris, Wanyce Miriam Robinson


The Marfan syndrome is an inheritable connec tive tissue disease, with variable clinical expression. The disease affects specially the skeletal, cardiovascular and ocular systems. Mutations in the gene coding for fi brillin on chromosome 15 (FBN1) are known to cause Marfan syndrome. The dentofacial abnormalities present on the disease, as well as other stomatognathic characteristics, make the recognizing and correct managing of these patients important. This paper resumes some of the most important aspects about SM related to Dentistry.


Marfan syndrome; Dentistry; Disabled persons


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