Rhizomelic dwarfism

Last revised by Dr Daniel J Bell on 18 Jun 2021

Rhizomelic dwarfism is a type of dwarfism where the dominant feature is proximal (i.e. femoral and 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".

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: achondroplasia
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