Total absence of ribs in a newborn with cerebrocostomandibular syndrome

Seema Lale, Holly Ardinger, Neil Mardis, Sheelah Changho, Thomas Lancaster, Vivekanand Singh

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Total absence of ribs is a rare finding that has occasionally been documented in patients with cerebrocostomandibular syndrome. Only 2 other reports document complete absence of ribs in 3 individuals, and we tabulate the findings of all the 4 cases of complete absence of ribs in this case report. Our case and the other 3 reported cases represent the extreme form of cerebrocostomandibular syndrome with regard to the costal defects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)134-137
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric and Developmental Pathology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Cerebrocostomandibular
  • Micrognathia
  • Ribs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine


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