Bone Dysplasias

Bone Dysplasias : An Atlas of Genetic Disorders of Skeletal Development

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Many advances have been made in understanding skeletal dysplasias since the first edition of this classic text appeared in 1974. The diagnostic process has been refined, many new disorders have been recognized, and the molecular aspects in many cases have been elucidated. The second edition has been completely updated, with the help of two new co-authors, to incorporate these advances. The book's format is similar to the original but the number of conditions covered has almost doubled and molecular information has been added wherever available. The number of figures has been increased to the limit of economic wisdom. As in the first edition, the illustrations have been selected and sequenced to illustrate both the degree of variability of a given disorder and its changes with age. This book is designed for physicians involved in the evaluation and treatment of patients with skeletal dysplasias, including radiologists, medical geneticists, paediatricians, and orthopaedic surgeons. Its main goal is to assist in the diagnosis of specific conditions and the care of affected individuals. Though mutations of specific genes can produce dysplasias with very different phenotypes and prognoses, the primarily clinical aim of this book dictated a phenotypic classification in general, with compromises on etiologic grounds where necessary. Since the attempt to diagnose a skeletal dysplasia from single signs, alone or in combination, is fraught with errors, the authors focus on basic patterns of skeletal abnormalities.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 632 pages
  • 213.4 x 284.5 x 38.1mm | 2,290.67g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • numerous black and white photographs
  • 0195214749
  • 9780195214741

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... brilliantly written and produced and deserves to be on the shelves of all pediatric radiologists. Radiology This book has no peer and is an outstanding contribution to the medico-scientific books currently available ... No practice of the specialties indicated above or indeed any hospital library should be without a copy even if contact with such patients is occasional. Doody's Journal It is, in every sense, an outstanding book for which it is difficult to find worthy superlatives. In 600 pages, with 160 chapters and 1890 illustrations, Dr Spranger and his colleagues provide the definitive account of the state of the art ... The radiographic illustrations are superbly reproduced and provide a unique, readily available, diagnostic resource. It is clear that several life-times of experience have been invested in this "tour-de-force" ... Where the authors have succeeded is in producing a superb compendium of great scholarship, of which they can be justly proud and for which the rest of us mere mortals should be extremely grateful. Human Genetics 113show more

Table of contents

1. Lethal Osteochondrodysplasias; 2. Chondrodysplasia Punctata Group; 3. Skeletal Dysplasias with Predominant Metaphyseal Involvement; 4. Skeletal Dysplasias with Predominant Epiphyseal Involvement; 5. Skeletal Dysplasias with Major Involvement of the Spine; 6. Skeletal Dysplasias with Multiple Dislocations; 7. Dysostosis Multiplex: Complex Carbohydrate Storage Diseases; 8. Skeletal Dysplasias with Predominant Involvement of Single Sites or Segments; 9. Dysplasias with Prominent Diaphyseal Involvement; 10. Skeletal Dysplasias with Decreased Bone Density; 11. Skeletal Dysplasias with Increased Bone Density; 12. Skeletal Dysplasias due to Disorganized Development of Bone Constituents; 13. Osteolysesshow more

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