Solitary Median Maxillary Central Incisor: A Report of 2 Cases

Sekerci A. E. , Ucar F. I. , GÜMÜŞ H., AYDINBELGE M. , Sisman Y.

PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY, vol.34, no.2, pp.150-155, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Title of Journal : PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY
  • Page Numbers: pp.150-155


A single median maxillary central incisor (SMMCI) is a rare dental anomaly that may occur alone or be associated with growth deficiency or other systemic abnormalities. The best known association is with holoprosencephaly (HPE). HPE is a complex brain malformation that affects both the forebrain and the face. Early diagnosis of SMMCI is important, since it may be a sign of other severe congenital or developmental abnormalities. Therefore, systematic follow-up and close monitoring of the growth and development of SMMCI patients is crucial. The purpose of this paper was to report the cases of 2 children, each with a single median maxillary central incisor, and describe important symptoms of this syndrome that hove not yet been reported. (Pediatr Dent 2012;34:150-5) Received June 9, 2010 vertical bar Last Revision October 6, 2010 vertical bar Accepted October 10, 2010