Other Names for this Disease
- Dwarfism thanatophoric
- Thanatophoric Dwarfism
Two major forms of thanatophoric dysplasia have been described, type I and type II. Type I thanatophoric dysplasia is distinguished by the presence of curved thigh bones and flattened bones of the spine (platyspondyly). Type II thanatophoric dysplasia is characterized by straight thigh bones and a moderate to severe skull abnormality called a cloverleaf skull.
- Thanatophoric dysplasia. Genetics Home Reference (GHR). October 2012; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/thanatophoric-dysplasia. Accessed 12/13/2012.
- Genetics Home Reference (GHR) contains information on Thanatophoric dysplasia. This website is maintained by the National Library of Medicine.
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