Asymmetric skeletal anomalies in siblings

Wayne S. Stanley, Mason Barr Jr, Robert Hensinger, Stephen G. Ruby, Daniel L Van Dyke, Lester Weiss

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We describe two siblings with asymmetric limb reduction malformations. Such anomalies are usually considered to result from sporadic events, but the recurrence in siblings without any identifiable teratogenic insult suggests a genetic etiology. This finding becomes important when parents are counseled about future pregnancies. The use of prenatal diagnostic techniques during subsequent pregnancies should be considered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)533-537
Number of pages5
JournalClinical Genetics
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes



  • Asymmetric skeletal malformation
  • genetic counseling
  • Mendelian inheritance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics
  • Genetics(clinical)

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Stanley, W. S., Jr, M. B., Hensinger, R., Ruby, S. G., Dyke, D. L. V., & Weiss, L. (1984). Asymmetric skeletal anomalies in siblings. Clinical Genetics, 25(6), 533-537.