MINI-REVIEW OF SHORT STATURE (Part A)
Clinical Eye Openers (CEO)
DWARF - PYGMY
Some Clinical Points
To view a "short stature" person in a clinical perspective, please, focus on body proportions:
- Is the head larger? - Is the root of the nose well-developed? Or is there a "saddle-like nose"?
- Is the forehead prominent? ... Other facial disproportions.
- Are the digits short?
- Are the long bones straight or bent?
- Is the spine straight?
View the pictures again.
Both individuals have the same disorder due to autosomal-dominant mutation.
The phenotype can be diagnosed before or at birth mainly through the presence of signs listed above among others.
SUGGESTION: consider exploring the links shown on the left column. The notions, often wrong and demeaning, applied to "little" or "short" persons is vast and unsettled - for starters, ponder what is the difference between a "dwarf" and an "midget".