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Congenital brachymetatarsia and Turner syndrome
  1. Nancy Formosa,
  2. Mark Buttigieg,
  3. John Torpiano
  1. Department of Paediatrics, Mater Dei Hospital, Msida, Malta
  1. Correspondence to Dr Nancy Formosa, Department of Paediatrics, Mater Dei Hospital, Msida MSD 2090, Malta; nancy.formosa{at}

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A prepubertal 12-year-old girl was referred with short stature (height −2.68 SDS). She had been born small for gestation, at term, to healthy unrelated parents. Right hip developmental dysplasia had needed corrective osteotomy. The only clinical findings were asymptomatic bilateral short fourth metatarsals (figures 1 and 2), present from early childhood, but doctors had often reassured her parents about this anomaly in the past.

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Bilateral fourth brachymetatarsia …

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