Thanatophoric Dwarfism

  title={Thanatophoric Dwarfism},
  author={M. Nissenbaum and S. M. Chung and H. Rosenberg and B. E. Buck},
  journal={Clinical Pediatrics},
  pages={690 - 697}
  • M. Nissenbaum, S. M. Chung, +1 author B. E. Buck
  • Published 1977
  • Medicine
  • Clinical Pediatrics
  • Thanatophoric dwarfism is a severe form of short-limbed dwarfism in which cardiorespiratory failure uniformly results in death in the neonatal period. Its radiographic features include markedly flattened vertebral bodies with a typical U-shaped deformity, a flat squat pelvis, and short, bowed extremities with flaring and irregularity of the metaphyses. These char acteristic features distinguish this entity from the two other most commonly confused congenital short-limbed forms of dwarfism… CONTINUE READING
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