Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard



Patient Data

Age: 3 months
Gender: Male


Foramen magnum stenosis with significant compression of the cervicomedullary junction and resultant high T2 signal in the cord.


Plain radiographs of the upper and lower limbs demonstrate shortened long bones. The lumbar spine has a decreasing transverse diameter. The iliac wings have a tombstone morphology. All features consistent with achondroplasia.

Case Discussion

Fairly typical imaging features of a Three-month-old child with clinically confirmed achondroplasia.

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Case information

rID: 6251
Published: 15th May 2009
Last edited: 19th Nov 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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