The patterns of length alterations in the hand bones in cases of pseudohypoparathyroidism (PHP), pseudopseudohypoparathyroidism (PPHP), and acrodysostosis were evaluated. The length of each of the hand bones was measured and compared to appropriate means for age and sex. The pattern profiles thus generated showed that those for PHP and PPHP are almost identical, and are similar to that seen in acrodysostosis, except for the much smaller size of the bones seen in the latter condition. PHP and PPHP are probably different manifestations of the same entity, and acrodysostosis may also be related to them. Brachydactyly E is indistinguishable radiologically from the PHP-PPHP syndrome.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging