Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 27, Issue 5, pp 430–431

Ischio-pubic-patellar hypoplasia: is it a new syndrome?

  • H. K. Habboub
  • W. A. Thneibat

Abstract

Aplasia/hypoplasia of the patella has been described as an isolated finding or, more commonly, as a part of congenital syndromes. We describe here bilateral absence of the patella in an 11-year-old girl with absence of the ischial and inferior pubic rami bilaterally. Other associated skeletal and soft-tissue deformities are also reported. To our knowledge, the constellation of these findings has not been described previously and represents a unique syndrome.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. K. Habboub
    • 1
  • W. A. Thneibat
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiology – 3953 JPP, University of Iowa College of Medicine, 200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, IA 52242, USAUS

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