Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 32, Issue 9, pp 629–634

Gracile bone dysplasias


  • Kazimierz Kozlowski
    • Department of Medical Imaging, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Locked Bag 4001, Westmead 2145, NSW, Australia
  • John Masel
    • Department of Radiology, Royal Children's Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
  • David O. Sillence
    • Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, The University of Sydney, Australia
  • Susan Arbuckle
    • Department of Anatomical Pathology, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, NSW, Australia
  • Vera Juttnerova
    • Oddeleni Lekarske Genetiky, Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
Original Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00247-002-0719-2

Cite this article as:
Kozlowski, K., Masel, J., Sillence, D.O. et al. Ped Radiol (2002) 32: 629. doi:10.1007/s00247-002-0719-2


Gracile bone dysplasias constitute a group of disorders characterised by extremely slender bones with or without fractures. We report four newborns, two of whom showed multiple fractures. Two babies had osteocraniostenosis and one had features of oligohydramnios sequence. The diagnosis in the fourth newborn, which showed thin long bones and clavicles and extremely thin, poorly ossified ribs, is uncertain. Exact diagnosis of a gracile bone dysplasia is important for genetic counselling and medico-legal reasons.

Bone dysplasia Gracile Osteocraniostenosis Fractures Newborn

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