From the case: Phocomelia


What is the congenital deformity?

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Modality: X-ray (Frontal)

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

Used in the following article:

  • Thalidomide embryopathy - “ Thalidomide embryopathy refers to a syndrome resulting from in utero exposure to thalidomide, and is characterized by multiple fetal anomalies. Fe...”
  • Phocomelia - “ Phocomelia is an extremely rare congenital skeletal disorder that characteristically affects the limbs. It can affect either the upper limbs or lo...”

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