arachnodactyly


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arachnodactyly

 [ah-rak″no-dak´tĭ-le]
extreme length and slenderness of the fingers or toes, as in marfan syndrome.

a·rach·no·dac·ty·ly

(ă-rak'nō-dak'ti-lē),
A condition in which the hands and fingers, and often the feet and toes, are abnormally long and slender; a characteristic of Marfan syndrome [MIM*154700], Achard syndrome [MIM*100700], MASS syndrome [MIM*157700], and related hereditary disorders of connective tissue.
Synonym(s): spider finger
[G. arachnē, spider, + daktylos, finger]

arachnodactyly

/arach·no·dac·ty·ly/ (ah-rak″no-dak´tĭ-le) extreme length and slenderness of fingers and toes.

arachnodactyly

[ərak′nōdak′tilē]
Etymology: Gk, arachne, spider, dactylos, finger
a congenital anomaly in which the fingers and toes are long, thin, and spiderlike. It is seen in Marfan's syndrome.
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Arachnodactyly in Marfan's syndrome
(1) Long spider-like fingers and/or toes
(2) An older term for Marfan syndrome

arachnodactyly

1. Long fingers/toes.
2. Obsolete for Marfan syndrome.

a·rach·no·dac·ty·ly

, arachnodactylia (ă-rak'nō-dak'ti-lē, -dak-tilē-ă)
A condition in which the hands and fingers, and often the feet and toes, are abnormally long and slender; a characteristic of Marfan syndrome and kindred hereditary disorders of connective tissue.
[G. arachnē, spider, + daktylos, finger]

arachnodactyly

Having abnormally long, spider-like hands and fingers. Arachnodactyly is a feature of MARFAN'S SYNDROME.

Arachnodactyly

A condition characterized by abnormally long and slender fingers and toes.
Mentioned in: Marfan Syndrome

Beals,

Rodney Kenneth, U.S. orthopedic surgeon, 1931–.
Beals syndrome - congenital condition resulting in abnormally long hands and fingers and often feet and toes. Synonym(s): arachnodactyly

arachnodactyly

abnormally long or slender hands, feet, fingers and toes characteristic of Marfan's syndrome (see syndrome, Marfan's)
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This history and physical indicated that Beals syndrome, also known as congenital contractural arachnodactyly (CCA), affected them both.
New" syndrome of congenital contractural arachnodactyly originally described by Marfan in 1896.
Prenatal ultrasound findings in a fetus with congenital contractural arachnodactyly.
A very small minority have specific genetic disorders such as the Beals syndrome (congenital contractural arachnodactyly (MIM 121050)) or the Shprintzen-Goldberg syndrome (MIM 182212).
In patients with Marfan syndrome, elongated slender fingernails often represent a morphologic feature of arachnodactyly.
org 1,2,4,7 AQUEDUCTAL STENOSIS See: Hydrocephalus ARACHNODACTYLY See: Marfan Syndrome AREGENERATIVE ANEMIA See: Anemia, Aplastic ARGINASE DEFICIENCY See: Urea Cycle Disorders ARGININOSUCCINASE DEFICIENCY See: Urea Cycle Disorders ARGININOSUCCINIC ACID SYNTHETASE DEFICIENCY See: Urea Cycle Disorders ARGININOSUCCINIC ACIDURIA See: Urea Cycle Disorders ARNOLD CHIARI MALFORMATION See also: Syringomyelia National Institute of Neurological Disorders (NIH) 31 Center Dr.
ABSTRACT: Beals-Hecht syndrome, also known as congenital contractural arachnodactyly, is caused by a defect in fibrillin as in Marfan syndrome.
BEALS-HECHT SYNDROME (Beals syndrome; congenital contractural arachnodactyly) is a rare autosomal dominant disorder characterized by arachnodactyly, narrow body habitus, scoliosis, congenital contractures, and external ear deformities.
A 6-year-old white boy with restrictive lung disease due to severe thoracic levoscoliosis and congenital contractural arachnodactyly (CCA) was brought to our pediatric service in respiratory distress.
com 1,2,3,4,7,9 AQUEDUCTAL STENOSIS See: Hydrocephalus ARACHNODACTYLY See: Marfan Syndrome AREGENERATIVE ANEMIA See: Anemia, Aplastic ARGINASE DEFICIENCY See: Urea Cycle Disorders ARGININOSUCCINASE DEFICIENCY See: Urea Cycle Disorders ARGININOSUCCINIC ACID SYNTHETASE DEFICIENCY See: Urea Cycle Disorders ARGININOSUCCINIC ACIDURIA See: Urea Cycle Disorders ARNOLD-CHIARI MALFORMATION See also: Spina Bifida; Syringomyelia Arnold-Chiari Family Network c/o Maureen & Kevin Walsh 67 Spring St Weymouth.
Patients with this condition are tall, with arachnodactyly, a malar flush, and fair hair.
com 1,2,3,4,7,9 AQUEDUCTAL STENOSIS See: Hydrocephalus ARACHNODACTYLY See: Marfan Syndrome AREGENERATIVE ANEMIA See: Anemia, Aplastic ARGINASE DEFICIENCY See: Urea Cycle Disorders ARGININOSUCCISE DEFICIENCY See: Urea Cycle Disorders ARGININOSUCCINIC ACID SYNTHETASE DEFICIENCY See: Urea Cycle Disorders ARGININOSUCCINIC ACIDURIA See: Urea Cycle Disorders ARNOLD-CHIARI MALFORMATION See also: Spina Bifida; Syringomyelia Arnold-Chiari Family Network c/o Maureen & Kevin Walsh 67 Spring St.