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Prominent median palatal raphe

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Synonyms: Prominent central palatal ridge; Prominent central ridge on roof of the mouth; Prominent medial palatal suture
HPO: HP:0002708


Unusual prominence of the median palatal raphe, which is the ridge formed by the fusion of the two plates of the skull that form the hard palate. [from HPO]

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  • CROGVProminent median palatal raphe

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Solitary median maxillary central incisor
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Congenital Abnormality
A single maxillary central incisor positioned in the midline with morphological symmetry of the crown and bordered by lateral incisors.
Pierpont syndrome
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Disease or Syndrome
Pierpont syndrome (PRPTS) is a multiple congenital anomaly syndrome associated with learning disability. Key features include distinctive facial characteristics, especially when smiling, plantar fat pads, and other limb anomalies (summary by Burkitt Wright et al., 2011).

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