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Antecubital pterygium

Other Names for this Disease
  • Pterygium antecubital
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Antecubital pterygium is characterized by and antecubital webbing, posterior subluxation (dislocation) of radial head, maldevelopment of radioulnar joint, and limited elbow extension with unimpeded elbow flexion. Most reported cases come from the island of Mauritius or nearby islands. It is inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion.[1] This condition is sometimes found as a symptom of nail-patella syndrome.
Last updated: 12/16/2011


  1. Pterygium, Antecubital. Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM). 2011; Accessed 12/16/2011.
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  • The Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) is an catalog of human genes and genetic disorders. Each entry has a summary of related medical articles. It is meant for health care professionals and researchers. OMIM is maintained by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. 
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