Review article

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Topics about bone dysplasia

Tópicos sobre displasias óseas


It is important to recognize skeletal dysplasia as a heterogeneous group of conditions with many classifications all of which have shortcomings. In consequence, it is very important to obtain anthropometric measurements and a complete skeletal work-up so as to properly establish phenotype. Once this is done patients can be assigned to diagnostic groups and diagnosis may be established. Diagnosing conditions that do not belong to the more common and well known diseases – such as achondroplasia – is more challenging and requires a multi-disciplinary approach.