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Clin Dysmorphol. 2004 Oct;13(4):213-9.

Congenital cardiac disease as a core feature of cranio-osteoarthropathy.

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Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin, Dublin 12, Ireland.

Abstract

Cranio-osteoarthropathy is a rare condition. Classically, signs are identifiable in infancy with clubbing of fingers, and delayed closure of the clinically enlarged cranial sutures, followed by periosteal new bone formation on X-rays of the long bones. Ultimately, joint swelling and stiffness follow, typically involving the large joints. We report two unrelated patients with features of cranio-osteoarthropathy, both of whom also had a history of congenital heart disease. Moreover, the cases reported here, manifesting significant differences in radiological features, emphasize the variability of radiological findings which can attend this condition.

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