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Dysmelia (from Gr. δυσ- dys, "bad" + μέλ|ος mél|os, "limb" + Eng. suff. -ia) is a congenital disorder of a limb resulting from a disturbance in embryonic development.


Syndactyly of the second and third toes
A cat with shortened forelimbs as a result of micromelia

Dysmelia can refer to

Bilateral polydactyly with short fingers in Ellis-van Creveld syndrome patient

Occurrence rate[edit]

Birth defects involving limbs occur in 1 per 1000.[citation needed]


Dysmelia can be caused by

Syndromes with dysmelia[edit]


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