What is the role of imaging studies are in the evaluation of short stature?

Updated: Jan 06, 2021
  • Author: Sunil Kumar Sinha, MD; Chief Editor: Robert P Hoffman, MD  more...
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Perform anteroposterior radiography of left hand and wrist to assess bone age (see image below).

Bone age comparison between an 8-year-old boy (lef Bone age comparison between an 8-year-old boy (left) and a 14-year-old adolescent boy (right).

Chondrodysplasia of the distal radial epiphysis (Madelung deformity) suggests Lerí-Weill dyschondrosteosis.

Perform renal and cardiac ultrasonography in all patients with Ullrich-Turner syndrome. The most commonly associated anomalies include horseshoe kidney and bicuspid aortic valve.


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