Rhizomelic dwarfism

Rhizomelic dwarfism is a type of dwarfism where the dominant feature is proximal (i.e. femoral, humeral) limb shortening.

The following conditions fall under the heading of rhizomelic dwarfism 3

Derives from the Greek words "rhizo" meaning "root" and "melia" meaning "limb".

Article information

rID: 8412
Section: Gamuts
Tag: cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Rhizomelic limb shortening
  • Rhizomelia

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: achondroplasia
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