Disorders of the Epiphyses and Metaphyses with Major Vertebral Involvement

  • Frank Horan
  • Peter Beighton


Changes in the spine predominate in a number of inherited skeletal dysplasias which all share the feature of disproportionate short stature. In some spinal malalignment may lead to cardio-respiratory failure and paraplegia due to cord compression.


Tubular Bone Coxa Vara Spondyloepiphyseal Dysplasia Occipitocervical Fusion Diastrophic Dysplasia 
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Spondyloepiphyseal Dysplasia Congenita, Pseudoachondroplasia and Diastrophic Dysplasia

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Frank Horan
    • 1
  • Peter Beighton
    • 2
  1. 1.Cuckfield HospitalCuckfield SussexEngland
  2. 2.Medical School and Groote Schuur HospitalUniversity of Cape TownCapeSouth Africa

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