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ribbon ribA descriptive term for ribs with marked costal hypoplasia or attenuation, a finding typical of trisomy 13-15 and trisomy 18 syndromes, and may be seen in neurofibromatosis, Gorham's angiomatosis, hyperparathyroidism, osteodysplasia, osteogenesis imperfecta, poliomyelitis, rheumatoid arthritis and scleroderma.
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