mesomelia

mes·o·me·li·a

(mez'ō-mē'lē-ă),
The condition of having abnormally short forearms and legs.
[meso- + G. melos, limb]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

mes·o·me·li·a

(mez'ō-mē'lē-ă)
The condition of having abnormally short forearms and legs.
[meso- + G. melos, limb]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Bilateral 5th finger brachydactyly clinodactyly, bilateral short broad thumbs and first toes, and mild mesomelia of the upper limbs were noted.
Due to the presence of skeletal dysplastic features in Leri-Weill dyschondrosteosis (LWD) which is classically characterized by disproportionate short stature, mesomelia, and Madelung deformity [13], Hisado-Oliva et al.
Outcome Number % Chromosomal abnormality 28/69 40.6 Turner syndrome 14/28 50.0 Trisomy 21 9/28 32.1 Trisomy 18 3/28 10.7 Trisomy 13 1/28 3.6 Other (mosaic Turner) 1/28 3.6 Structural malformation 16/69 23.2 Ascites, pleural effusion or hydrops 5/16 31.3 Hydrocephalus 1/16 6.3 Arthrogyrposis 1/16 6.3 Corpus callosum agenesis 1/16 6.3 Pes equinovarus 1/16 6.3 Diaphragmatic hernia 1/16 6.3 Amniotic band syndrome 1/16 6.3 Mesomelia 1/16 6.3 Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, 1/16 6.3 tricuspid-mitral regurgitation Hypoplastic left heart 1/16 6.3 Fallot's tetralogy 1/16 6.3 Bilateral hydronephosis 1/16 6.3 Table 2.
Pictures of hand and feet (a, b) showing short stubby hands (mesomelia), hyperplasia of great toes and hypoplastic 3rd and 4th digits of both feet.
Mesomelia leads to a reduction in the arm span and an increase in the upper-to-lower segment ratio.
Moreover, LWD frequently involves shortening of the middle segment of the extremities (mesomelia), leading to a moderate degree of dwarfism.