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Intraoral findings of a patient with Nablus mask-like facial syndrome and dental treatment approaches: a case report and literature review

  • Aybike Bas1,*,
  • Fatma Sarac1
  • Sera Derelioglu1

1Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Atatürk University Faculty of Dentistry, 25050 Erzurum, Turkey

DOI: 10.22514/jocpd.2023.028 Vol.47,Issue 3,May 2023 pp.103-108

Submitted: 30 August 2022 Accepted: 22 November 2022

Published: 03 May 2023

*Corresponding Author(s): Aybike Bas E-mail:


Nablus mask-like facial syndrome (NMLFS) (OMIM: 608156) is an extremely rare genetic syndrome first reported by Ahmad Teebi in 2000. Although it is a rare condition, it is characterized by distinctive facial features such as, expressionless facial appearance, tight, glistening facial skin, low anterior hairline, sparse eyebrows, small palpebral fissures (blepharophimosis), hypertolerism, bulbous nose with prominent columella, abnormally short nose and flat nasal bridge, abnormal ear configuration, bilateral longitudinal cheek dimples, everted lower lip, long philtrum, and maxillary hypoplasia. In addition, a happy and friendly disposition is considered to be the common symptom of this syndrome. Previous studies revealing the intraoral findings of this rare symptom are inadequate and the present report is the first one that presents a dental case involving Nablus syndrome in detail. The aim of this report is to contribute to the current literature through our oral findings in an NMFLS patient, presented at our clinic with toothache and through our treatment approach.


Nablus mask-like facial syndrome (NMLFS); Microdeletion; Enamel hypoplasia; Caries lesion; Cleft palate

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Aybike Bas,Fatma Sarac,Sera Derelioglu. Intraoral findings of a patient with Nablus mask-like facial syndrome and dental treatment approaches: a case report and literature review. Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry. 2023. 47(3);103-108.


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