oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - Anaesthetic considerations in little people. Part 1: campomelic dysplasia : syndromic vignettes in anaesthesia

Volume 10, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 2220-1181
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1173



Extracted from text ... SYNDROMIC VIGNETTES IN ANAESTHESIA Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia & Analgesia - February 2004 11 Anaesthetic considerations in little people Part 1: Campomelic Dysplasia Campomelic dysplasia was first described in the 1950's2, 3 but recognised as an entity in 1970.4 The term campomelia, from the Greek word campos meaning curved and melia meaning limb, was adopted5 although camptomelic from a Greek word camptos meaning bent was first suggested by Bianchine.6 Both are used interchangeably in the literature. The condition is also known as CMD1 and CMPD1. The syndrome has many other skeletal and extra-skeletal manifestations7 but the bent limbs ..

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