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excessively shortened tubular bones in hands and feet
- During the period of bone growth, the hallmark is "cone epiphysis,"
the apex of which protrudes into the adjacent metaphysis.
Epiphyses close prematurely leading to short, broad tubular bones.
Brian Funaki, MD - 6 February 1995
Last updated: 1 October 2013
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