telephone receiver deformity
Imaging A descriptive term for the long tubular bones of infants with thanatophoric dwarfism; the bones are short, broad with metaphyseal flaring, occasionally display 'cupping' of end-plates; afflicted bones have a rhizomelic distribution and are markedly curved at the ends; other bone anomalies include the cloverleaf skull deformity, frontal bossing and H- or U-shaped vertebral bodies
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telephone receiver deformityENT A popular term for an ear deformity, likened to a telephone handset, an undesired result of poorly healed trauma. See Cauliflower ear deformity.
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