Cephalometric evaluation of patients with Sagliker syndrome: Uglifying human face appearance in severe and late secondary hyperparathyroidism in chronic renal failure patients

Uzel A. , UZEL I., SAGLIKER Y., Yildiz I. , Halvaci I. , PAYLAR N., ...More

JOURNAL OF RENAL NUTRITION, vol.16, no.3, pp.229-232, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1053/j.jrn.2006.04.019
  • Page Numbers: pp.229-232


It is well known that secondary hyperparathyroidism may be an extremely severe condition in chronic renal failure, and almost all patients with chronic kidney disease, even in the well-developed countries, encounter every kind of bone abnormalities if they are not treated properly. Although some sporadic cases have been reported of unique facial bone changes, the largest collection of this phenomenon has been reported by Sagliker et al. We also have found 6 of 9 patients who have these changes (Sagliker syndrome) to manifest class II malocclusion of the upper and lower jaws according to dental universally accepted criteria by performing cephalometric studies, x-ray plain films, tomographic procedures, and drawing technology. (C) 2006 by the National Kidney Foundation, Inc.