Langer mesomelic dysplasia
Langer mesomelic dysplasia syndrome
Type of disease: Rare conditions
Langer mesomelic dysplasia is a rare disorder of bone growth. This disorder is characterized by extreme shortening of the long bones in the arms and legs, resulting in very short stature. A bone in the forearm called the ulna and a bone in the lower leg called the fibula are often underdeveloped or absent, while other bones in the forearm (the radius) and lower leg (the tibia) are unusually short, thick, and curved. Some people with Langer mesomelic dysplasia also have an abnormality of the wrist and forearm bones called Madelung deformity, which may cause pain and limit wrist movement. Additionally, some affected individuals have mild underdevelopment of the lower jaw bone.