Amyoplasia congenita

Dr Jeremy Jones and Radswiki et al.

Amyoplasia congenita is a syndrome characterized by multiple specific congenital joint contractures, associated with substitution of muscular tissue by fibrosis and adipose tissue.

Epidemiology

The estimated incidence is at  1: 10000 live births. There may be a higher prevalence with twin pregnancies 1.

Pathology

The muscles are hypoplastic and replaced by a mixture of fat and fibrosis

Genetics 

It is throught to occur sporadically

Radiographic features

Antenatal ultrasound

Features include

Etymology

The term a-myo-plasia essentially derives from the Latin meaning no-muscle-development

Share article

Article Information

rID: 15020
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Amyoplasia congenita (AC)
  • Amyoplasia multiplex congenita
  • Amyoplasia multiplex congenita (AMC)

Support Radiopaedia and see fewer ads

Updating… Please wait.
Loadinganimation

Alert accept

Error Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

Alert accept Thank you for updating your details.