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dysmorphism

 [dis-mor´fizm]
1. an abnormality in the development of form or structure.
2. ability to appear under different morphological forms. adj., adj dysmor´phic.

dys·mor·phism

(dis-mōr'fizm),
Abnormality of shape.
Synonym(s): dysmorphia
[G. dysmorphia, badness of form]

dysmorphism

/dys·mor·phism/ (-mor´fizm)
1. an abnormality in morphologic development.dysmor´phic
3. ability to appear in different morphological forms.

dysmorphia

(1) Abnormality of shape. 
(2) Malformation.
(3) Muscle dysmorphia, see there.

dys·mor·phism

(dis-mōr'fizm)
Abnormality of shape.
[G. dysmorphia, badness of form]

dys·mor·phism

, dysmorphia (dis-mōr'fizm, -fē-ă)
Abnormality of shape.
[G. dysmorphia, badness of form]

dysmorphism (dismôr´fizəm),

n an aberration of form.

dysmorphism

1. appearing under different morphological forms.
2. an abnormality in morphological development.
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Anatomic determinants of sacral dysmorphism and implications for safe iliosacral screw placement.
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Of the 64 cases of malformations in topiramate-exposed pregnancies reported to the Food and Drug Administration's Adverse Event Reporting System (AERS), almost 33% (21 cases) were craniofacial abnormalities, which included 11 reports of cleft lip and/or palate reports, 6 reports of facial dysmorphism, 4 reports of micrognathia, 3 cases of skull deformation and ossification abnormalities, and 1 case of macroglossia.
Presenting complaint Other features 1 Increasing head size Obstructive hydrocephalus, optic atrophy 2 Failure to thrive, distension of Optic atrophy abdomen 3 Anaemia, distension of abdomen Optic atrophy 4 Noisy breathing, prominent eyes, -- bleeding spots 5 Inability to focus, anaemia Optic atrophy 6 Anaemia, previous sib died of -- osteopetrosis 7 Visual impairment, Hypocalcemic seizures, jaw osteomyelitis optic atrophy 8 Anaemia Facial dysmorphism, optic atrophy Table II.
With respect to clinical findings, this clinical case presented: macroscopic hematuria, WBC casts with erythrocyte dysmorphism in urine at 60%, which shows the glomerular origin of the hematuria.
MAS patients are generally young (<20 years; our patient was 18 years old) at the onset and diagnosed on the basis of growth acceleration rather than facial dysmorphism (often difficult to assess, as in our patient, because of fibrous dysplasia) (3,4).