The Skull in Achondroplasia

  • Jürgen Spranger
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 48)


The growth disorder in achondroplasia results from abnormalities of endochondral bone formation. Cranial abnormalities originate from the occipital bone, the only region where enchondral bone is formed.


Occipital Bone Jugular Foramen Endochondral Bone Formation Muscular Hypotonia Thanatophoric Dysplasia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jürgen Spranger
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  1. 1.Dept. of Pediatrics, Children’s HospitalUniversity of MainzGermany

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