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Case Reports
August 1930


Author Affiliations

From the Milwaukee Children's Hospital.

Am J Dis Child. 1930;40(2):327-333. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1930.01940020103009

Chondrodysplasia was long thought to be a rare disease in America. Occasional cases were reported under such names as Ollier's disease,1 chondro-osteoma,2 multiple cartilaginous exostoses,3 ossified diatheses, rachitiform enchondrosis and dyschondroplasia. Not until Ehrenfried described the condition in 1915 and collected the available cases in 1917 was its identity well recognized. Since then a number of cases have been reported, and Stocks4 has worked out a classification of the various forms on the basis of etiology and pathology. The case reported belongs to one of the rarer forms in which multiple enchondromas are present with no exostoses in the patient or the family.

REPORT OF CASE  S. S., aged 2½ years, was admitted to the Wisconsin General Hospital on March 7, 1926, because of bowing of the left forearm and the lower extremities. The birth had been normal, and no one had observed any deformity during