Naja AS1*, El Khatib H2, Haber G3, Eddine MN1, Moussalem C4, Rajab M2, Saghieh S1
1Orthopaedic Surgery Division, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
2Pediatric Department, Makassed General Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon
3Orthopaedic Surgery, Mount Lebanon Hospital, Lebanon
4Neurosurgery Division, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
Corresponding Author: Ahmad Salaheddine Naja, MD
Address: Orthopaedic Surgery Division, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
Received date: 16 February 2019; Accepted date: 06 March 2019; Published date: 14 March 2019
Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita is a rare, non-progressive congenital disorder characterized by multiple joint contractures associated with akinesia and connective tissue fibrosis that can be either generalized or limited to the upper and/or lower extremity. AMC is a group of conditions with varied etiologies including myopathic processes, neromuscular end-plates, connective tissue abnormalities, intra-uterine space limitation and vascular compromise, maternal factors, metabolic disturbances and neuropathic processes . Neural tube defects including myelomeningocele have been identified as a cause of arthrogryposis in lower extremities . We present, to the best of our knowledge, the first reported case in Lebanon of lower limb arthrogryposis due to lumbosacral myelomeningocele.
Citation: Naja AS, El Khatib H, Haber G, et al., “Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita And Myelomeningocele In Lebanon: Case Report And Review Of Literature”. Asp J Pediatrics Child Health, vol.1, no.1: 8-12, 2019.
Copyright © 2019 Naja AS, El Khatib H, Haber G, et al., This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Key Words: Arthrogryposis; Myelomeningocele; Neural Tube Defects; Club Foot