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Narrow body habitus which, like arachnodactyly, is a common feature of several kinds of hereditary disorders of connective tissue.
[dolicho- + G. stenos, narrow, + melos, limb]
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6) Dolichostenomelia (long limbs, leading to an increase in the arm span-to-height ratio and a decrease in the upper-to-lower segment ratio) is less common in this syndrome.
Clinical examination revealed a tall, thin, red-haired child with dolicocephaly, severe thoracic levoscoliosis, dolichostenomelia (narrow body habitus seen with hereditary connective tissue disorders), and arachnodactyly.