Thanatophoric Dysplasia, Skeletal Dysplasia

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Thanatophoric Dysplasia


Coordinated, Compassionate Care for Thanatophoric Dysplasia


Thanatophoric dysplasia has two genetic types, but it can often be diagnosed while a baby is developing in the womb visually using just an ultrasound. That’s because thanatophoric dwarfism is one of the most common lethal skeletal dysplasias. Babies with this type of dysplasia have a severe growth deficiency, and they will need a ventilator to help them breathe once they’re born. At Nemours, our skeletal dysplasia experts work with palliative care specialists to focus on the comfort of seriously ill children. We create medical care plans and offer guidance for the whole family.

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Services We Offer for Thanatophoric Dysplasia


Nemours offers a full range of care for newborns with thanatophoric dysplasia. Services vary by specialist and location, but may include:

Why Choose Us for Thanatophoric Dysplasia Care and Support


Nemours Children’s Health System has been recognized for delivering advanced pediatric orthopedic care since 1940. Families from all over the world travel to see our skeletal dysplasia experts. Our doctors have the experience to support families, while they care for even the most severe types of skeletal dysplasia, like thanatophoric dysplasia. Our pediatric teams work together to create a personalized care plan that addresses the needs of your child and family, delivered with compassion.

Regional Thanatophoric Dysplasia Highlights

Services, programs, facilities and care teams differ at each location. Call for details.

US News and World Report's Best Children's Hospital for Orthopedics

We offer compassionate care for newborns with thanatophoric dysplasia at Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware (Wilmington, Del.) and select Nemours Children's Health locations.

Our Palliative and Supportive Care Program located at Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware in Delaware provides compassionate care for families and children coping with life-threatening or life-limiting conditions.

We offer compassionate care for newborns with thanatophoric dysplasia at Nemours Children’s Hospital (Orlando) and select Nemours Children’s Specialty Care locations.

We offer compassionate care for newborns with thanatophoric dysplasia at Nemours Children's Health, Jacksonville and our hospital affiliates, Wolfson Children’s Hospital and Mayo Clinic in Florida.

We offer compassionate care for newborns with thanatophoric dysplasia at Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Pensacola and our hospital affiliate, West Florida Healthcare.

Scheduled Specialist Online Visits

Nemours now offers scheduled specialist appointments through live video chat. Ask your doctor if this is an option for your family.

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Research & Clinical Trials

At Nemours, we’re actively researching new approaches for childhood disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

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