Asphyxiating Thoracic Dystrophy

  • Etiology: congenital
  • Imaging: short ribs, bowed extremities, trident pelvis, normal spine
  • Clinical: lethal skeletal dysplasia

Radiology Cases of Asphyxiating Thoracic Dystrophy

CXR of asphyxiating thoracic dystrophy (Jeune syndrome)
CXR AP shows shortened ribs resulting in a small thorax and a normal spine.

Gross Pathology Cases of Asphyxiating Thoracic Dystrophy

Gross pathological image of asphyxiating thoracic dystrophy
Post-mortem gross pathological image shows an extremely small thorax due to shortened ribs, particularly when compared to the size of the abdomen.