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Definition

An autosomal dominant form of spondylometaphyseal dysplasia, a group of short stature disorders distinguished by abnormalities in the vertebrae and the metaphyses of the tubular bones. SMDCF is characterized by flake-like, triangular, or curvilinear ossification centers at the edges of irregular metaphyses that simulate fractures. These corner fractures involve the distal tibia, the ulnar aspect of the distal radius, the proximal humerus, and the proximal femur. They represent irregular ossification at the growth plates and secondary ossification centers.

Acronym

SMDCF

Synonyms

Spondylometaphyseal dysplasia, Sutcliffe type
Sutcliffe type of spondylometaphyseal dysplasia

Keywords

Dwarfism

 
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