Original Article

Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 32, Issue 9, pp 629-634

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Gracile bone dysplasias

  • Kazimierz KozlowskiAffiliated withDepartment of Medical Imaging, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Locked Bag 4001, Westmead 2145, NSW, Australia
  • , John MaselAffiliated withDepartment of Radiology, Royal Children's Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
  • , David O. SillenceAffiliated withDepartment of Paediatrics and Child Health, The University of Sydney, Australia
  • , Susan ArbuckleAffiliated withDepartment of Anatomical Pathology, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, NSW, Australia
  • , Vera JuttnerovaAffiliated withOddeleni Lekarske Genetiky, Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic

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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