Management of children with Thrombocytopenia-absent radius syndrome: An institutional experience
Article first published online: 19 JUL 2011
© 2011 The Authors. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health © 2011 Paediatrics and Child Health Division (Royal Australasian College of Physicians)
Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Volume 48, Issue 2, pages 166–169, February 2012
How to Cite
Coccia, P., Ruggiero, A., Mastrangelo, S., Attinà, G., Scalzone, M., Pittiruti, M., Zampino, G., Maurizi, P. and Riccardi, R. (2012), Management of children with Thrombocytopenia-absent radius syndrome: An institutional experience. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 48: 166–169. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1754.2011.02069.x
- Issue published online: 9 FEB 2012
- Article first published online: 19 JUL 2011
- Accepted for publication 26 November 2010.
- Thrombocytopenia-absent radius syndrome;
Aim: Thrombocytopenia-absent radius (TAR) syndrome is characterised by bilateral absence of the radii in the presence of both thumbs and hypomegakaryocytic thrombocytopenia.
We report our experience of three patients affected by TAR syndrome presenting with different clinical manifestations focusing on the management of these patients.
Methods and results: We propose the use of long-term central venous catheters to reduce discomfort because of repeated vein punctures in search for a venous access, rendered difficult by upper limbs abnormalities.
Conclusions: It is important to improve the quality of life of affected patients.