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Dysmelia

  • Harold Chen
Living reference work entry

Abstract

Dysmelia is a widely accepted term used to define a group of malformations in which there is hypoplasia, and partial or total aplasia of the tubular bones of the extremities, ranging from isolated peripheral hypoplasia to complete loss of the extremity. The condition is commonly known as limb deficiency or limb reduction defect. The prevalence rate for all types of limb deficiency is 0.69 per 1,000 (McGuirk et al. 2001).

Keywords

Congenital Heart Disease Fanconi Anemia Choanal Atresia Limb Defect Radioulnar Synostosis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Medical GeneticsShriners Hospitals for ChildrenShreveportUSA
  2. 2.Perinatal and Clinical Genetics, Department of PediatricsLSU Health Sciences CenterShreveportUSA

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