Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Clin Dysmorphol. 2003 Oct;12(4):277-8.

Diaphragmatic hernia and preaxial polydactyly in spondylothoracic dysplasia.

Author information

  • 1Merseyside and Cheshire Clinical Genetics Service, Royal Liverpool Children's Hospital (Alder Hey), Eaton Road, Liverpool, L12 2AP.


We report on two cases (male twins), and a female sib terminated at 20 weeks, whose autopsy revealed features of spondylothoracic dysplasia (STD) and also a diaphragmatic hernia and preaxial polydactyly. We present the findings and review STD and the closely related spondylocostal dysostosis. On the basis of the discussion we suggest that our cases are possibly the first report of preaxial polydactyly in spondylothoracic dysplasia and that STD and spondylocostal dysostosis may be allelic.

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk