Spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenita (SEDc) is a rare form of dwarfism. It results in short stature and skeletal abnormalities that primarily affect the spine and long bones of the arms and legs.
Spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenita can be inherited, but in most cases it occurs with a change or mutation in a gene.
Common signs and symptoms related to SEDc are:
To determine if your child has SEDC, your expert doctor may perform one or a combination of tests. These tests may include:
Our expert doctors will determine the best course of treatment based on multiple factors. Treatment for children with SEDc varies greatly because the condition can affect several different body systems.
Possible non-surgical treatments our doctors may offer or recommend to treat your child’s SEDc include:
If our doctors and surgeons believe surgery is the best option for you child, we may recommend procedures such as: