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Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2017, Article ID 4737818, 4 pages
Case Report

Pregnancy Outcome in Cartilage-Hair Hypoplasia, a Rare Form of Dwarfism

1University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
2Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada
3Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

Correspondence should be addressed to Anne Berndl; moc.liamg@ldnreb.enna

Received 15 November 2016; Accepted 16 January 2017; Published 31 January 2017

Academic Editor: Yoshio Yoshida

Copyright © 2017 Harshithaa Thavarajah and Anne Berndl. 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.


Background. This case report discusses the pregnancy outcome of a patient with cartilage-hair hypoplasia, a rare form of dwarfism, and multiple previous orthopedic surgeries. Literature on pregnancy outcomes in patients with cartilage-hair hypoplasia is limited. Case. A 32-year-old patient with cartilage-hair hypoplasia presented at 12 weeks’ gestation to the high-risk obstetrics clinic for care. Preterm labor resulted in cesarean delivery at 34 weeks’ gestation with general anesthetic. Breastfeeding was stopped at 6 weeks due to neonatal complications. Conclusion. Pregnancy and delivery were uncomplicated. A multidisciplinary approach allowed for effective management during pregnancy and postnatal care. This is the first known documented case of prenatal care, delivery, and breastfeeding in a woman with this rare disorder.