Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 17, Issue 2, pp 119–123

Murk Jansen's metaphyseal chondrodysplasia with long-term followup


  • K. G. Silverthorn
    • Department of RadiologyUniversity Hospital
  • C. S. Houston
    • Department of RadiologyUniversity Hospital
  • B. P. Duncan
    • Department of PediatricsWascana Hospital

DOI: 10.1007/BF02388087

Cite this article as:
Silverthorn, K.G., Houston, C.S. & Duncan, B.P. Pediatr Radiol (1987) 17: 119. doi:10.1007/BF02388087


The fourteenth reported patient with Murk Jansen's metaphyseal chondrodysplasia is presented, with a remarkable followup from birth to the age of 15 years. Numerous invasive procedures were performed in pursuit of erroneous provisional diagnoses. Five of these patients presented in infancy with radiographic metaphyseal changes similar to rickets, but with preservation of the provisional zone of calcification. Following infancy, these patients reveal the more typical short-limbed dwarfism, with fusiform joints and bowed extremities.

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