Genetics of acheiropodia ("The handless and footless families of Brazil"): X. Roentgenologic study.

@article{FREIREMAIA1978GeneticsOA,
  title={Genetics of acheiropodia ("The handless and footless families of Brazil"): X. Roentgenologic study.},
  author={A. FREIRE-MAIA and J Laredo-Filho and Newton Freire-Maia},
  journal={American journal of medical genetics},
  year={1978},
  volume={2 4},
  pages={321-30}
}
The main radiologic findings from four unrelated cases and two sibs with acheiropodia are presented and discussed. On the basis of such analysis, a clinical and radiologic description of the anomaly is given. The presence of one or more fingers and of a small bone (Bohomoletz bone) in the upper stumps is discussed. These unusual findings in bone structure were assumed to be due to a variability in the expression of the acheiropodia gene. Radiologic studies of some of the acheiropods' normal… CONTINUE READING