Published online Oct 28, 2014. doi: 10.4329/wjr.v6.i10.808
Revised: July 2, 2014
Accepted: August 27, 2014
Published online: October 28, 2014
Core tip: This article describes the radiographic approach to skeletal dysplasias, reviews the essential radiographic features of various non-lethal epiphyseal, metaphyseal, diaphyseal, osteopenic and sclerosing dysplasias and also describes features to differentiate these entities from other similar dysplasias. In summary, working algorithms for diagnosis of common skeletal dysplasias have also been provided.