Title

Systematic radiographic evaluation of tibial hemimelia with orthopedic implications

Department

Radiology

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Pediatric Radiology

Abstract

Tibial hemimelia is a rare lower-extremity pre-axial longitudinal deficiency characterized by complete or partial absence of the tibia. The reported incidence is 1 in 1 million live births. In this pictorial essay, we define tibial hemimelia and describe associated conditions and principles of preoperative imaging assessment for a child with tibial hemimelia. We also indicate the imaging findings that might influence the choice of treatment, describe the most widely used classification systems, and briefly discuss current treatment approaches.

First Page

473

Last Page

483

DOI

10.1007/s00247-016-3730-8

Volume

47

Issue

4

Publication Date

4-1-2017

Medical Subject Headings

Child; Child, Preschool; Ectromelia (diagnostic imaging, embryology); Female; Humans; Infant; Infant, Newborn; Male; Prenatal Diagnosis (methods); Radiography (methods); Tibia (abnormalities, diagnostic imaging, embryology)

PubMed ID

28050636

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