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Short middle phalanx of the 3rd finger

MedGen UID:
Concept ID:
Anatomical Abnormality
Synonyms: Brachymesophalangy III (finger); Hypoplastic/small middle phalanx of the 3rd finger; Short middle bone of middle finger
HPO: HP:0009439


Hypoplasia (congenital reduction in size) of the middle phalanx of the third finger. [from HPO]

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CClinical test,  RResearch test,  OOMIM,  GGeneReviews,  VClinVar  
  • CROGVShort middle phalanx of the 3rd finger

Conditions with this feature

Brachydactyly type C
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Congenital Abnormality
The brachydactyly type C (BDC) phenotype includes brachymesophalangy of fingers 2, 3, and 5. The fourth finger is usually unaffected and thus appears as the longest finger of the hand. Shortening of metacarpal 1 and hyperphalangy in fingers 2 and 3 may occur and can be considered relatively characteristic signs. BDC can be highly variable, ranging from severely affected hands with very short fingers to mildly affected cases with only moderate brachydactyly, most often affecting the middle and proximal phalanges of fingers 2 and 3 (summary by Lehmann et al., 2006).
Brachydactyly type A1C
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Disease or Syndrome
Any brachydactyly type A1 in which the cause of the disease is a mutation in the GDF5 gene.

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Clinical prediction guides

Seven M, Yuksel A, Ozkilic A
Genet Couns 2001;12(1):77-83. PMID: 11332981

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