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What is skeletal dysplasia?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
Abnormal bones: Skeletal dysplasias represent abnormal structure and development of bones. Some are genetic in their development. Dysplasia is classified according to part of bone affected, epiphysis, metaphysis, or diaphysis Bone deformities can develop and often dwarfism is result of bone dysplasia.

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A 19-year-old member asked:

What is skeletal dysplasia and what are the symptoms?

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Dr. Karl Muench
Clinical Genetics 62 years experience
Dwarfism: Skeletal dysplasia is any of more than 200 conditions that result in the abnormal size and shape of bones and consequent disproportionately short stature, commonly called "dwarfism.".
A 45-year-old member asked:

What is dysplasia?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Meaning varies: This word, a favorite of dr. Papanicolaou who discovered the pap smear test, means abnormal growth. Most often, it means cells that look abnormal, as if they may give rise to a cancer but have not done so yet. If used in reference to a birth defect, it's a malformation often of bone, kidney, or an artery.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me about skeletal dysplasia?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
Abnormal bones: Skeletal dysplasias represent abnormal structure and development of bones. Some are genetic in their etiology. Dysplasia is classified according to part of bone affected, epiphysis, metaphysis, or diaphysis Bone deformities can develop and often dwarfism is result of bone dysplasia.

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