Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 40, Issue 3, pp 348–352 | Cite as

Fetal MR imaging of Kniest dysplasia

  • Zeynep Yazici
  • Beth M. Kline-FathEmail author
  • Tal Laor
  • Bradley T. Tinkle
Case Report


We present a case of Kniest dysplasia, a rare form of the type II collagenopathies, with prenatal MRI. Sonography revealed only short limbs in the fetus. Fetal MRI findings included enlarged hyaline cartilaginous structures with abnormally high T2 signal intensity, delayed ossification of the pubic and ischial bones, and platyspondyly. By delineating the cartilaginous abnormalities, fetal MRI can contribute to the prenatal diagnosis of chondrodysplasias.


Prenatal imaging Skeletal dysplasia Musculoskeletal Fetal MRI 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zeynep Yazici
    • 1
  • Beth M. Kline-Fath
    • 2
    Email author
  • Tal Laor
    • 2
  • Bradley T. Tinkle
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Medicine, Department of RadiologyUludag UniversityGorukleTurkey
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyCincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical CenterCincinnatiUSA
  3. 3.Division of Human GeneticsCincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical CenterCincinnatiUSA

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