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"Dwarf or Gnome missing one foot " (see details) (see related A | B | C | D) Mirabell gardens - Zwerglgarten (Dwarf garden) , Salzburgh, Austria

Congenital lower limb defects are one major component of the clinical spectrum of neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF-1). Bowing of the tibia and plexiform neurofibromas of the foot often call for amputation. Note that the curvature evident by the position of the buttons of the coat suggests the presence of scoliosis, another common sign associated with NF-1 as well as with some forms of dwarfisms such as achondroplasia - for more see the "details" image, the companion statuettes (related images) and overviews on these subjects also posted on this website. Consider that in this series of statuettes, most have signs suggestive of achondroplasia (also an autosomal dominant mutation - nearly as frequent as the NF-1 mutation) In this instance both mutations may be concurrent (because NF-1 rarely will reduce the stature to the extent observed here).

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