Nail-patella syndrome

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Nail-patella syndrome: posterior iliac horn

Case Discussion

Nail-patella syndrome (synonyms: Fong’s disease, Trauner-Rieger syndrome) is a rare autosomal dominant condition.

Clinically the key feature is absent/hypoplastic nails from birth.

Diagnostic radiographic findings include the following:

  • absent/hypoplastic patellae (with a tendency to recurrent dislocation)
  • hypoplasia of the radial head or capitellum (leading to subluxation/dislocation)
  • bilateral posterior iliac horns.
    • the bilateral posterior iliac horns are due to exostoses arising from the posterior aspect of the iliac bones are present in as many as 80% of patients; this finding is considered pathognomonic for the syndrome
PlayAdd to Share

Case information

rID: 36429
Case created: 24th Apr 2015
Last edited: 10th Sep 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

Updating… Please wait.

Alert accept

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

Alert accept Thank you for updating your details.