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Congenital upper and lower limbs deficiencies

Case contributed by Dr Ammar Haouimi

Presentation

Anomalies of the upper and lower limbs since birth.

Patient Data

Age: 1 year
Gender: Male

Right upper limb

  • transverse deficiency with absence of the forearm, wrist and hand (hemimelia

Right lower limb

  • transverse deficiency with absence of the ankle, and foot bones (apodia)

Left upper limb

  • transverse deficiency with absence of the wrist, and hand bones (acheiria)

Left lower limb

  • transverse deficiency with absence of the foot bones apart from presence of the talus and calcaneus (apodia).

Case Discussion

Congenital limb deficiency is defined as a loss of any part of a limb. It can be partial uni or bilateral loss or total loss of multiple extremities. Congenital limb deficiency can be congenital (due to genetic syndromes or amniotic bands) or acquired (such as trauma, infection or malignancy).

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Case information

rID: 72024
Published: 21st Dec 2019
Last edited: 21st Dec 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Aurès Medical Imaging Center - Batna Algeria

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