MINI-REVIEW OF SHORT STATURE (Part B)
Clinical Eye Openers (CEO)
GNOME - MIDGET
Some Clinical Points
Both individuals just presented share similar signs that represent a signal virtually diagnostic of achondroplasia. A consistent combination of signs represents a syndrome. Diagnosis represents a synthesis of the above expanded by a characteristic combination of symptoms, causes, prognosis and natural history (evolution of the disorder). All of the above is the subject of nosology (knowledge of "disease").
On the left column, there are links to expanded vistas of the above subject.
We suggest you review the images of the patients referred to below.