Phocomelia

Case contributed by Dr Jayanth Keshavamurthy

Presentation

Chest x-ray requested for cough. Patient born with this congenital deformity.

Patient Data

Age: 55
Gender: Female
X-ray

What is the congenital deformity?

The hands are attached bilaterally at the shoulder joints. The humeri, radii and ulna are congenitally missing.

Case Discussion

Thalidomide toxicity is rare currently but it needs to be kept in the differential diagnosis for phocomelia. 

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Case information

rID: 33175
Published: 2nd Jan 2015
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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