Congenital contractural arachnodactyly and femoral fracture in a newborn infant: A causal relationship or a coincidence?

Kupeli S., Korkmaz A., Bulun A., Yurdakok M. , Tuncbilek E.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PERINATOLOGY, cilt.21, sa.1, ss.41-44, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 21 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2004
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.jhsb.2004.09.017
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.41-44


Congenital contractural arachnodactyly (CCA, Beals syndrome) is an autosomal-dominant connective tissue disorder characterized by multiple flexion contractures, arachnodactyly, severe kyphoscollosis, abnormal pinnae, and muscular hypoplasia. Although it is a connective tissue disorder affecting bone structure and formation, coexistence of bony fractures in CCA patients have not been reported before. In this article we report a newborn infant diagnosed with CCA who developed a femoral fracture possibly due to abnormal bone structure and birth injury in spite of cesarean delivery.