N.A. Mir 1, J. Kishan 1, A. Rashid 2, V. Galcek 1, A. Arif 1, A.L. Soni 1, A.Y. Elzouki 1
1-Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Garyounis, Benghazi, S.P.L.A.J. 2-Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Garyounis, Benghazi, S.P.L.A.J.
Garyounis Medical Journal Vol. 7, No. 2. July 1984:165-168
Over a period of twelve months, 16161 hospital born liveborn babies were screened for the presence of congenital malformations. This resulted in detection of 170 musculo-skeletal malformations in 164 newborns, giving an incidence of 10.5/1000 live births. Talipes and congenital dislocation of the hip constituted
59.3% of all musculo-skeletal malformations. Other malformations observed included polydactyly (14.7%), micrognathia (5.8%), spina bifida (3.5%) and cleft palate (3.5%). Ten newborns had multiple congenital anomalies and six out of these died in the neonatal period. The frequency of various musculo-skeletal anomalies is described.
Keywords: Musculoskeletal Malformations in Liveborn Neonates – Survey of Incidence and Pattern in Libya