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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 362-364

Spondylocostal dysostosis associated with right-sided polythelia, right-sided rib deformity and meningocoele: Case report with review of literature

1 Department of Pediatrics, Hind Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Hind Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Neha Thakur
Department of Pediatrics Hind Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/1817-1745.174456

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Spondylocostal dysostosis (SCD) is a rare anomaly of axial skeleton due to flawed embryological development. A newborn baby boy with right-sided polythelia, meningocoele, fan-like configuration of third and fourth rib, fused fifth and sixth rib and third thoracic hemivertebra was delivered to a second gravid mother by elective caesarean section. Baby was active, cried immediately after birth, had normal muscle tone and reflexes. He passed urine and meconium within 24 h of birth. Based on clinical examination and radiological picture, a diagnosis of SCD with meningocele with right-sided polythelia was made. Our case is the first SCD with polythelia and meningocele in newborn. SCD with right-sided polythelia and rib deformity with neural tube defect (NTD) may be due to a genetic defect with the culprit genes missing. Further genetic and embryological studies might find a link between right-sided rib defects, polythelia and NTD.


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