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


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.

  • boomerang dysplasia
  • atelosteogenesis
  • lethal chondrodysplasia
  • lethal dwarfism

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