Unusual fan shaped ossification in a female fetus with radiological features of boomerang dysplasia

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We report on a female fetus of 24 weeks whose clinical and radiological findings were compatible with boomerang dysplasia (BD).However, histopathology was unusual with a lateral fan shaped diaphyseal ossification. This has never been described either in typical atelosteogenesis I (AT-I) or in BD. The purpose of this report is to find out if this condition is a separate lethal bone dysplasia or another histological feature of the nosological group of AT-I and BD.

(J Med Genet 1999;36:330-332)

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