Current Pediatric Research

- Current Pediatric Research (2010) Volume 14, Issue 2

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

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.

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

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