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Dysplasia Epiphysealis Hemimelica eMedicine Orthopedics
Dysplasia epiphysealis hemimelica (DEH), or Trevor disease, is a rare developmental disorder affecting the epiphyses in young children. The first report of DEH in the literature was by Mouchet and Belt in 1926, who described the condition as a tarsal bone disorder and used the term tarsomegalie. In 1950, Trevor reviewed 10 cases of DEH and used the term tarsoepiphyseal aclasis. In 1956, Fairbank reported 14 cases and coined the term dysplasia epiphysealis hemimelica.
DEH is thought to be a variant of osteochondroma arising within a joint.
Synonyms and related keywords: DEH, Trevor disease, Trevor's disease, tarsoepiphyseal aclasis, tarsomegalie, joint swelling, swollen joint, swollen knee, swollen ankle, talus, tarsal joint, navicular joint, cuneiform joint
Khalid Bakarman, MD & Robert Mervyn Letts, MD 2004
Type: Reference Material
Author/Contact: Bakarman & Letts
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Added: Sun Apr 06 2008