alexa Abstract | Spondylocostal dysplasia in a neonate - An unusual association with maternal diabetes

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A female neonate who was born as large for gestational age baby to a Diabetic mother had a continuous murmur in the left infraclavicular area with scolisis toward right and deficient ribs in the right side of her chest wall. She had a sacral dimple and a skin tag in the right lower back. Radiograph revealed hemivertebrae from T1-T6 level with absent third and seventh ribs and fused fourth, fifth and sixth ribs on the right side and a bifid right eigth rib. Echocardiogram revealed patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). Based on the above features she was diagnosed to have spondylocostal dysplasia. She was asymptomatic at the time of discharge.

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Author(s): Venkatesh C Prabha S Sriram P Vishnu Bhat B


Spondylocostal dysplasia, maternal diabetes, bifid rib, fused rib, hemivertebrae

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