rhizomelia


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rhi·zo·me·li·a

(rī'zō-mē'lē-ă),
1. Disproportion in the length of the most proximal segment of the limbs (upper arms and thighs).
2. A disorder involving the shoulder and hip joint.
[rhizo- + G. melos, limb]

rhizomelia

[rī′zōmē′lyə]
Etymology: Gk, rhizo, root, melos, limb
1 a disorder of the hips and shoulders.
2 an anomaly in the length of the arms and legs of an individual.

rhi·zo·me·li·a

(rī'zō-mē'lē-ă)
1. Disproportion in the length of the most proximal segment of the limbs (arms and thighs).
2. A disorder involving the shoulder and hip joint.
[rhizo- + G. melos, limb]
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23) RCDP patients show distinct phenotypic characteristics such as severe growth failure and rhizomelia.
Examination of Locomotor system showed rhizomelia wih flexion contractures are present Cardiovascular System showed systolic murmur.
Infantogram showed multiple small calcifications noted at multiple epiphyseal regions suggestive of CDP and rhizomelia was noted in both upper and lower limbs.
Clinically, most children with metatropic dysplasia are short statured with rhizomelia, prominent stiff joints, pectus carinatum, and severe kyphoscoliosis.