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Axial spondylometaphyseal dysplasia

Disease definition

Axial spondylometaphyseal dysplasia is a rare type of spondylometaphyseal dysplasia characterized by metaphyseal changes of the truncal-juxtatruncal bones associated with retinal dystrophy. Patients typically present progressive postnatal growth failure with rhizomelic shortening of the limbs, a deformed, hypoplastic thorax and retinitis pigmentosa or pigmentary retinal degeneration. Radiographic findings include short ribs with flared, cupped anterior ends, mild platyspondyly, lacy ilia and metaphyseal dysplasia of the proximal femora.


  • Synonym(s): -
  • Prevalence: <1 / 1 000 000
  • Inheritance: Autosomal recessive 
  • Age of onset: Infancy, Childhood
  • ICD-10: Q77.8
  • OMIM: 602271
  • UMLS: C1865695
  • MeSH: C535795
  • GARD: 8720
  • MedDRA: -

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