Radial hemimelia

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


Child born with tracheo-oesophageal fistula. Hand deformity.

Patient Data

Age: <1
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

Total absence of the radius.

The hand only has four digits.

Case Discussion

Radial hemimelia is a congenital absence of the radius bone of the forearm.  This may be partial or total absence of the radius.  It may be associated with other digit abnormalities.

It is also often related to associated congenital abnormalities as in this case with tracheo-oesophageal fistula.  This forms part of the VACTERL syndrome.

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Case Information

rID: 41290
Case created: 25th Nov 2015
Last edited: 6th Nov 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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