Which of the following is true regarding phocomelia: (LQ)
|A||It is a defect in long bones|
|B||Absence of brain|
|C||It is a defect in short bones|
|D||Reduplication of bones|
It is a defect in long bones
1. Phocomelia means a great reduction in size of proximal parts of the limbs
2. It is a congenital malformation in which the proximal portions of the extremities are poorly developed or absent.
3. As a result the hands and feet are attached to the trunk directly or by means of a poorly formed bone.
4. It occurs due to intake of thalidomide Q, a sleeping pill, during early pregnancy.