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Prenat Diagn. 1996 Mar;16(3):247-51.

Langer mesomelic dwarfism: ultrasonographic diagnosis of two cases in early mid-trimester.

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Centre de Diagnostic Anténatal, Clinique Universitaire de Gynécologie, d'Obstétrique et de la Reproduction, CHU Saint Jacques, Besançon, France.


This is a report on two cases of mesomelic dysplasia Langer type. This is a rare kind of dwarfism which combines severe dwarfism with predominant shortening of the forearms and lower legs and other morphological abnormalities. The diagnosis can be made by ultrasonography in the early second trimester of the pregnancy.

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