Dolichostenomelia is a condition characterised by abnormally long arms and legs. Because of abnormal limb growth, the body's extremities are narrow and long, resulting in unusual flexibility and movement. Congenital contractural arachnodactyly is another name for dolichostenomelia. This disease has an autosomal dominant inheritance pattern. Here are some dolichostenomelia symptoms.
1)Dolichostenomelia patients are very tall, with long arms and legs.
2)They have unusually long and slender fingers and toes as well.
3)Permanently bent joints are another sign of dolichostenomelia. Contractures or permanently bent joints can limit movement in the knees, ankles, elbows, and hips.
4)People who have dolichostenomelia may have permanently flexed fingers.
5)Dolichostenomelia patients may also have Underdeveloped muscles and a rounded upper back. Kyphoscoliosis is a condition in which the rounded upper back has side curves. Kyphoscoliosis is a condition in which the thoracolumbar spine appears to have deviated excessively in multiple planes. This condition causes a deviation in normal curvature and can even result in rotation of the spinal axis. This spine curvature can occur in both a front-to-back and side-to-side pattern.
Dolichostenomelia is also characterised by permanently bent fingers and toes, a condition known as camptodactyly.
1) The ears may appear crumbled, and the chest may protrude abnormally. Pectus carinatum is another name for chest protrusion.
2) Congenital contractural arachnodactyly can lead to heart problems such as enlargement of blood vessels that carry blood from the heart to other parts of the body.
3) It can also cause leakage in valves that control blood flow.
4) The abnormality may also affect the head and face, such as a small jaw, a prominent forehead, an unusually wide or narrow head.
5) Dolichostenomelia can also impair vision, causing nearsightedness or myopia.
According to some research, dolichostenomelia may be linked to aortic root dilation. This condition can result in an enlargement of the opening where the aorta connects to the heart chamber. In addition to physical abnormalities, a rare type of congenital contractural arachnodactyly causes heart and digestive system abnormalities. Such individuals do not survive childhood. Dolichostenomelia does not affect life expectancy per se, but it does vary with severity.