Gracile bone dysplasias
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- Kozlowski, K., Masel, J., Sillence, D.O. et al. Ped Radiol (2002) 32: 629. doi:10.1007/s00247-002-0719-2
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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.