A Case Report of a Patient With Cleft Palate Carrying the Risk of Tetraplegia

Isik D., Guner S. , Avcu S., Goktas U. , Atik B.

CLEFT PALATE-CRANIOFACIAL JOURNAL, cilt.48, sa.6, ss.773-775, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 48 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1597/09-239
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.773-775


Spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenita (SEDC) is an inherited disorder of bone growth that results in short-trunk dwarfism, skeletal abnormalities, disorders in vision and hearing, atlanto-axial instability, and cleft palate. This important anomaly of the cervical vertebrae carries the risk of tetraplegia during cleft palate operations. In this case report, we discuss a case of spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenita, the perioperative and postoperative measures, and the risk of tetraplegia.