The spectrum of upper limb defects varies from radial agenesis and phocomelia to amelia. A meningoencephalocele is constant. The intellectual development. We also briefly compared congenital anomalies associated with nonsyndromic phocomelia with those presented with amelia, another rare. Tetra-amelia syndrome, characterized by the (complete) absence of all four limbs and anomalies involving the cranium and the face (cleft.

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Therefore, phocomelia was observed as an isolated defect in about half of the cases. Problems of misclassification could be present also in the scarce data on foxomelia prevalence of phocomelia in the literature.

Amelia (birth defect) – Wikipedia

This suggests a defect in progenitor fpcomelia survival and differentiation. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Mortality is high among severely affected pregnancies and newborns.

RBS is rare; no accurate estimates of prevalence have been published.

Amelia (birth defect)

Many chromosomes display a “railroad track” appearance as a result of the absence of the primary constriction and presence of “puffing” or “repulsion” at the heterochromatic regions around the centromeres and nucleolar organizers. As a result, the newly made cells contain an excess or reduced number of chromosomes. However, it is important to emphasize that, because it is possible for individuals to have normal intelligence and a healthy psychological adjustment, even with all of the stigmata of RBS, such individuals should be managed in a way that allows each to improve their quality of life and to reach their full potential.


Canfield9 Eduardo E. Limb reduction defects in South America. Clinical and basic science lessons from the thalidomide tragedy: The cellular phenotype resulting from this missense variant is equivalent to the one produced by pathogenic nonsense and frameshift variants, indicating that the RBS molecular mechanism involves loss of acetyltransferase activity [ Gordillo et al ].

Phocomelia is a rare congenital anomaly in which the proximal part of the limb humerus or femur, radius or tibia, ulna or fibula is absent or markedly hypoplastic, with normal or nearly normal hand or foot.

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Congenital disorders of musculoskeletal system Phocomelia. Tetra-amelia syndrome has been reported in only a few families worldwide. Synonyms or Alternate Spellings: Tests in GTR by Gene. Delrue and Lacombe []. The recommendations given are based on the literature and the experience of clinical amelix. Upper limbs are more severely affected than lower limbs. Mother same age or 2 years younger. Cleidocranial dysostosis Sprengel’s deformity Wallis—Zieff—Goldblatt syndrome.

Premature centromere splitting in a presumptive mild form of Roberts syndrome. Fovomelia on our experience, for the evaluation of cases with intercalary defects, it is important to clearly define the bones affected, and for these purposes it is essential to have a good radiological examination of the limb, which also helps clearly distinguish true phocomelia cases.

However, it is not uncommon that some cases with severe or wmelia less severe hypoplasia of the intercalary long bones could also be included in those codes, used as the best approximation to the defect observed. DK phocomelia syndrome, characterized by phocomelia, thrombocytopenia, encephalocele, and urogenital abnormalities.

It seems that only the anti-angiogenic analogue of thalidomide CPS49 causes limb reduction defects, whereas the anti-inflammatory metabolites and other hydrolysis products do not [ Therapontos et al. Thalidomide exerts anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory, and anti-angiogenic actions. CysLeufsTer5 LfsTer5 10 c. Genes and Databases for chromosome locus and protein.


Thalidomide became an over-the-counter drug in Germany around and could fockmelia bought without a prescription.

The diagnosis of RBS relies on cytogenetic testing focomeli peripheral blood of individuals with suggestive clinical findings. Resolving a smelia puzzle.

Citeb by Czeizel et al. Overall, the male-to-female ratio was 1. Taking into account all the previous antecedents in the literature, and the limited information we found on the epidemiology of phocomelia, we conducted a descriptive analysis of prevalence data collected on phocomelia by ICBDSR.

Only comments seeking to improve the quality and accuracy of information on the Orphanet website are accepted. Alveolar capillary dysplasia with misalignment of pulmonary veins. In the last column of Table VIthe PR is presented to estimate how many times a defect is more or less frequent among nonsyndromic MCA phocomelia cases than among those with amelia. To date, correlation of genotype with specific phenotypic features has not been established. The second major group of defects involves the ears anotia, microtia, accessory auricles and the eyes coloboma of the iris, anophthalmia, microphthalmia.

Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Open in a separate window. Congenital abnormalities associated with limb deficiency defects: