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Evaluation of Hearing in Achondroplastic Patients

  • M. Stura
  • S. Boero
  • C. Origo
  • V. Tarantino
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 48)

Abstract

Achondroplasia is a dysplasia of the skeleton of a hereditary nature, in which micromelic dwarfism is associated with craniofacial modifications. The latter are characterized by brachycephaly with prominence of the frontal eminences, flattening of the bridge of the nose and possible narrowing of the foramen magnum (1).

Keywords

Foramen Magnum Hearing Function Transmissive Nature Audiometric Test Ossification Process 
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References

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    L. Glass, I. Shapiro, S. Hodge, L. Bergstrom and D. L. Rimoin, Audiological findings of patients with achondroplasia, Int. S. of Ped. O.R.L. 3:129 (1981).Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Stura
    • 1
  • S. Boero
    • 1
    • 2
  • C. Origo
    • 1
    • 2
  • V. Tarantino
    • 1
  1. 1.Ear, Nose and Throat DivisionGiannina Gaslini Scientific InstituteGenoa-QuartoItaly
  2. 2.2nd Orthopaedic and Traumatological DeptGiannina Gaslini Scientific InstituteGenoa-QuartoItaly

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