Cone-shaped epiphysis (mnemonic)

A useful mnemonic for remembering cone-shaped epiphysis is:



  • A: achondroplasia, acrodysostosis
  • B: beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome 
  • C: chondroplasia punctata, Cockayne syndrome, conorenal syndrome (Mainzer-Saldino Syndrome, associated with chronic renal failure and phalangeal coned epiphyses of the hands), cleidocranial dysplasia, cartilage-hair hypoplasia 
  • D: dactylitis, Dyggve-Melchior-Clausen syndrome
  • E: ellis van creifield syndrome
  • M: multiple epiphyseal dysplasia, metabolic (hyperthyroidism)
  • O: osteomyelitis 
  • S: sickle cell disease 
  • T: thermal injury (burns, frostbite), trichorhinophalangeal syndrome
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rID: 64643
Section: Mnemonics
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • coned epiphysis

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