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Term:Coat hanger sign of ribs
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Accession:HP:0006665 term browser browse the term
Definition:An abnormal morphology of the ribs consisting of shorted, abnormally curved ribs. On posteroanterior chest radiography, the ribs show a curvature resembling that of a coat hanger (clothes hanger).
Comment:The coat hanger abnormality of the ribs is said to be a useful diagnostic marker of paternal uniparental disomy of chromosome 14.
Synonyms:xref: UMLS:C4025010

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  Human phenotype 0
    Phenotypic abnormality 0
      Abnormality of the musculoskeletal system 0
        Abnormality of the skeletal system 0
          Abnormal skeletal morphology 0
            Abnormal axial skeleton morphology 0
              Abnormal thorax morphology 0
                Abnormal rib cage morphology 0
                  Abnormal rib morphology 0
                    Coat hanger sign of ribs 0
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