Isolated congenital bowing of femur
0-day-old baby girl with prenatal ultrasound showing abnormal curved left femur.
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There is mild bowing of the right femur. The left femur is normal.
Congenital long bone bowing can be a manifestation of a congenital pathological condition and requires a thorough review of other systems. Isolated congenital long bone bowing can be a familial feature with AD inheritance and may improve with age.
Differential Diagnosis for long bone bowing:
- Compomelic Dysplasia
- Osteogenesis Imperfecta
- Kyphomelic Dysplasia
- Proximal Focal Femoral Deficiency
This case was submitted with supervision and input from:
Soni C. Chawla, M.D.
Department of Radiological Sciences
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Olive View - UCLA Medical Center
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