Ectrodactyly

Case contributed by Dr Dalia Ibrahim

Presentation

Left foot deformity since birth.

Patient Data

Age: 1-year-old
Gender: Female
X-ray

Median cleft of the left foot showing:

  • Absent little toe.
  • Severely hypoplastic 4th metatarsal bone.
  • Syndactyly of the 1st & the 2nd toes.
  • Hypoplasia of the distal phalanges.
  • Normal tarsal bones, lower tibia & fibula.

No bony or articular abnormality detected of the right foot

Case Discussion

Left foot ectrodactyly.

Ectrodactyly (also known as a split hand-split foot malformation, cleft hand or lobster claw hand) is a skeletal anomaly predominantly affecting the hands (although the feet can also be affected). The condition has a highly variable severity.

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