n SA Journal of Radiology - Leri-Weill dyschondrosteosis : an under-recognised cause of short stature : case report

Volume 13, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1027-202X
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6778



Short stature is a frequent presenting problem in the paediatric population.Various causes including endocrinopathies, skeletal dysplasias, dysmorphic syndromes and malabsorption have been implicated. In girls with short stature, Turner syndrome is frequently considered in the differential diagnosis and can easily be ruled out with chromosome analysis. However, it is not uncommon for a child to have no identifiable cause of their short stature.

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