Ischio-pubic-patellar hypoplasia: is it a new syndrome?

Pediatr Radiol. 1997 May;27(5):430-1. doi: 10.1007/s002470050162.


Aplasia/hypoplasia of the patella has been described as an isolated finding or, more commonly, as a part of congenital syndromes. We describe here bilateral absence of the patella in an 11-year-old girl with absence of the ischial and inferior pubic rami bilaterally. Other associated skeletal and soft-tissue deformities are also reported. To our knowledge, the constellation of these findings has not been described previously and represents a unique syndrome.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Ischium / abnormalities*
  • Patella / abnormalities*
  • Pubic Bone / abnormalities*
  • Syndrome