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Beals' syndrome

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A bone dysplasia, characterized by short stature, hypoplasia of the capitellum, broad shoulders, horizontal alignment of the clavicles, and peculiar ear shape with elongated attached lobules and small posteriorly attached lobules.

Description

A bone dysplasia, characterized by short stature, hypoplasia of the capitellum with or without radial dislocation, broad shoulders, horizontal alignment of the clavicles, and peculiar ear shape with elongated attached lobules and small posteriorly attached lobules. Slight limitation of elbow motion. In some patients, limping. Both sexes affected. Inheritance is autosomal dominant.

Bibliography

  • R. K. Beals:
    Auriculo-osteodysplasia: A syndrome of multiple osseous dysplasia, ear anomaly, and short stature.

Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Boston, 1967, 49: 1541-1550.

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