Neurologic morbidity associated with achondroplasia

J Child Neurol. 1990 Apr;5(2):84-97. doi: 10.1177/088307389000500203.


Neurologic morbidity has long been appreciated in adults with achondroplasia and has recently been recognized to be common in children. Neurologic complications result from bony stenosis involving the entire vertebral column and the base of the skull. These complications are reviewed with special attention to the findings in children.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Achondroplasia / complications*
  • Child
  • Cranial Nerve Diseases / etiology
  • Humans
  • Nerve Compression Syndromes / etiology
  • Nervous System Diseases / etiology*
  • Peripheral Nervous System Diseases / etiology
  • Spinal Cord Compression / etiology
  • Spinal Stenosis / etiology