Achondroplastic pregnancy A Case report
Dr Syed SS, Dr Syed SA
Achondroplasia is a form of short limbed dwarfism. It is characterized by short stature, affecting the growth of limb bones, spine and skull. It is inherited as autosomal dominant trait and most cases (80%) are due to mutations of fibroblast growth factor receptor 3 (FGFR3). Characteristic phenotypic features include short height, short upper arms and thighs, large head and forehead with a flat bridge of the nose, dental problems, broad and flat feet, short toes and short fingers, trident hand (a condition in which you there is an extra space between the middle and ring fingers), weak muscle tone. If there is pregnancy in achondroplastic female, there will be cephalopelvic disproportion and requires lower segment caesarean section (LSCS). In present case a 23 year old achondroplastic dwarf given birth to normal male of 2500 g.