CASE REPORT ON POLYDACTYLY IN A PEDIATRIC PATIENT
Athira R. S.*, Shilpa P. P., Soorya Soman, Anson Mathew Joseph, Clinton Baby and Muhammed Shafi
Polydactyly is perhaps one of the most common congenital hand and foot anomalies. Tetrapolydactyly is a very rare form of hand and foot anomalies. We report a case of polydactyly in a female neonate which occurred sporadically and without associated congenital abnormalities. The extra digit is usually a small piece of soft tissue. Occasionally, it may contain bone without joints; it may be a complete functioning digit. There are many surgical options available for polydactyly. Most are simple and usually have positive outcomes.Small finger duplication, which is the most common type of polydactyly, may not require treatment. If it does, this is generally for cosmetic reasons.
Keywords: polydactyly, supernumerary digit, anatomical variant, pleiotropic developmental anomaly syndrome, genetic disorder.
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