Thanatophoric dysplasia: A form of short-limbed (micromelic) dwarfism that usually causes death within the first few hours after birth. Thanatophoric dysplasia is due to a lethal mutation (change) in the same gene that produces achondroplasia, a familiar and far more common form of short-limbed dwarfism that is compatible with life. In thanatophori
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A severe form of neonatal dwarfism with very short limbs. All cases have died at birth or in the neonatal period. ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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a uniformly fatal type of skeletal dysplasia presenting as extreme shortening of limbs, thoracic cage deformity, and relative cephalomegaly. See also thanatophoric dwarf.
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thanatophoric dysplasia A severe form of neonatal dwarfism with very short limbs. All cases have died at birth or in the neonatal period (first four weeks after birth). Related 'death, dead; kill' units: -cide; lethal-; mort-; neci-; phono-; necro-.
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A skeletal disorder that affects approximately 1 in 20,000-50,000 newborns babies worldwide. Common features of this serious defect include abnormally short limbs, excessive folds of skin on the limbs, a narrow chest, underdeveloped lungs, large head, wide-set eyes, short ribs and a large forehead. There are two types and they can be differentiated
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Thanatophoric dysplasia is a severe skeletal disorder characterized by a disproportionately small ribcage, extremely short limbs and folds of extra skin on the arms and legs. ==Symptoms== Infants with this condition have disproportionately short arms and legs with extra folds of skin. Other signs of the disorder include a narrow chest, small ribs,
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