There have been an increasing number of reports on lethal forms of dwarfism. Spranger and others have delineated two forms of short rib—polydactyly (SRP) dwarfism, known as the Majewski and the Saldino-Noonan types. Despite the fact that we know very little about basic biochemical mechanisms in the majority of the chondrodystrophic conditions, descriptive morphology is still important as it frequently leads to recognition of further cases and ultimately to information on the etiology. We wish to draw attention to this entity by reporting a further case.
This male infant was the second child of healthy, wirelated, normal parents whose ages were 35 (father) and 32.