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Langer's syndrome

Alternative eponyms

  • Langer’s mesomelic dwarfism
  • Langer’s mesomelic dysplasia
  • Léri-Weill homozygous dyschondrosteosis

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Hereditary skeletal dysplasia of short-limbed dwarfism with mesomelic micromelia, hypoplasia of ulna, fibula and hypoplastic mandibula.

Description

Hereditary skeletal dysplasia of short-limbed dwarfism with mesomelic micromelia, hypoplasia of ulna, fibula and hypoplastic mandibula. The symptoms are present at birth. Inheritance is autosomal recessive.

Léri-Weill mesomelic dwarfism, Léri-Weill dyschondrosteosis, and Lamy-Bienefeld syndrome are the same entity. This is a skeletal dysplasia combining dorsal subluxation of the distal end of the ulna (Madelung deformity) with mesomelic short stature. It is entered as Léri-Weill syndrome, under André Léri, French physician, 1875-1930.

Bibliography

  • L. O. Langer Jr:
    Mesomelic dwarfism of the hypoplastic ulna, fibula, mandible type. Radiology, Easton, Pennsylvania, 1967, 89: 654-660.

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