Congenital contractural arachnodactyly and femoral fracture in a newborn infant: A causal relationship or a coincidence?

Kupeli S., Korkmaz A., Bulun A., Yurdakok M., Tuncbilek E.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PERINATOLOGY, vol.21, no.1, pp.41-44, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jhsb.2004.09.017
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.41-44
  • Çukurova University Affiliated: No


Congenital contractural arachnodactyly (CCA, Beals syndrome) is an autosomal-dominant connective tissue disorder characterized by multiple flexion contractures, arachnodactyly, severe kyphoscollosis, abnormal pinnae, and muscular hypoplasia. Although it is a connective tissue disorder affecting bone structure and formation, coexistence of bony fractures in CCA patients have not been reported before. In this article we report a newborn infant diagnosed with CCA who developed a femoral fracture possibly due to abnormal bone structure and birth injury in spite of cesarean delivery.