Beyond Achondroplasia

Growing together with Clara

March 20, 2016
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Hearing disturbance in achondroplasia

“Achondroplasia has a variety of head and neck manifestations. The otolaryngologic complications include respiratory manifestations as a result of upper airway obstruction and frequent otitis media which may be accompanied by hearing loss and delayed speech”. Bilateral Ossiculoplasty in 1 Case … Continue reading

March 21, 2015
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Waiting pays off

Since September we lived with a new short-term goal: solve the hematoma problem. It have been quite strange months, almost like living in a limbo, trying to do our best to prevent new falls and head bumps. It was hard. … Continue reading

December 23, 2014
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Genu varum – bowleg

The etymology of this medical term comes from latim: genu – knee and varus- bent outward. It reflects a deformity in which one or both legs are bent outward at the knee and it also known by bowleg. Varum – singular. Varus – plural Genu … Continue reading

November 6, 2014
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Midfacial hypoplasia in achondroplasia: How surgery can rescue the upper respiratory function

One of achondroplasia caracteristics is midface hypoplasia, a facial dysmorphology. Hypoplasia is the underdevelopment or incomplete development of a tissue or organ. In this case, midface hypoplasia (blue region in the image) is the maxillary bone region hypoplasia and or depressed nasal bridge. In … Continue reading

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