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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 55-57

Rare presentation of Van der Woude syndrome in a mother and child: A case report from Sub-Saharan Africa

1 Department of Surgery/Dental and Maxillofacial Surgery, College of Health Sciences, Usmanu Danfodiyo University/Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, Nigeria
2 Department of Dental and Maxillofacial Surgery, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, Nigeria
3 Department of Restorative Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan/University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Ramat Oyebunmi Braimah
Department of Dental and Maxillofacial Surgery, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, PMB 12003, Sokoto
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/sjos.SJOralSci_37_16

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Van der Woude syndrome (VWS) is a very rare congenital abnormality with high degree of penetrance and variable phenotypic expression. Common phenotypic features reported in the literature include bifid uvula, submucous cleft palate, or cleft palate to incomplete and complete unilateral or bilateral cleft lip and palate with lower lip pits as cardinal feature. Bilateral, single median or paramedian pits have been reported. We present an unusual VWS in both mother and child with the mother presenting with double bilateral (four) lower lip pits.

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