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Congenital Alveolar Synechiae in a Neonate: Case Report and Review of Literature

Neeraj Kumar

Citation Information : Kumar N. Congenital Alveolar Synechiae in a Neonate: Case Report and Review of Literature. J Contemp Dent 2017; 7 (2):135-138.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10031-1201

License: CC BY 3.0

Published Online: 01-08-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; The Author(s).



This case report highlights the management of congenital alveolar synechiae (CAS) in a 4-day-old neonate to alleviate the parent’s anxiety and associated problems.


Congenital alveolar synechiae is a rare developmental anomaly found in neonates characterized by adherence of both the jaws by the fibrocollagenous bands. It will cause difficulty in feeding, has reduced mouth opening, and also affects the development of the jaws, if not excised at an early age.

Case report

A 4-day-old neonate reported with inability to open the mouth properly. A diagnosis of CAS was made and managed under inhalation general anesthesia.


Early management results in resolution of the feeding difficulty and adequate mouth opening. These cases should be managed as early as possible to prevent possible complications.

How to cite this article

Kumar N, Kumari R, Gauba K, Kapur A. Congenital Alveolar Synechiae in a Neonate: Case Report and Review of Literature. J Contemp Dent 2017;7(2):135-138.

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