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Bilateral congenital longitudinal deficiency of the tibia associated with split hand and atrial septal defect

Cerrahoğlu, Kamila; Izci, Yusufb; Apaydn, Ozcan; Torun, Tark

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We present the case of a 17-year-old boy with bilateral tibial hypoplasia and associated split hand and atrial septal defects. These have been reported previously to occur together by other investigators. There were no chromosomal abnormalities and the parents were non-consanguineous.

aDepartment of Chest Diseases

bDepartment of Neurosurgery

cDepartment of Orthopedics

dDepartment of Cardiology, Maresal Cakmak Hospital, Erzurum-Turkey

Correspondence and requests for reprints to Yusuf Izci, MD, Department of Neurosurgery, Maresal Cakmak Asker Hastanesi, 25100 Erzurum-Turkey

Tel: +90 532 501 39 05; fax: +90 442 317 56 63; e-mail:yusufizci@yahoo.com

Received 31 March 2003 Accepted 5 October 2003

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