Polydactyly

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Last Updated: 04 May 2022
medpix case - polydactyly "medpix case - polydactyly", by Original Source: Aaron Cho; Author: Aaron Cho (Naval Medical Center Portsmouth); Approved By: Stephanie A Bernard (Penn State University);. Frontal views of the right and left feet demonstrate bilateral 6th digits. The 5th and 6th metacarpals are fused on the left. The 6th proximal phalynx is easily visible bilaterally....

Polydactyly is a problem in which a person has more than 5 fingers per hand or 5 toes per foot. There might not be any other symptoms or disease present. Polydactyly may be given in families. This trait entails only one genetics that can cause a number of variations. African Americans, more than other ethnic groups, can acquire a 6th finger. Polydactyly can also occur with some genetic diseases. Just connecting a tight string around the stalk can cause it to drop off in time if there are no bones in the figure. Asphyxiating thoracic dystrophy; Carpenter disorder; Ellis-van Creveld disorder; Familial polydactyly; Laurence-Moon-Biedl syndrome; Rubinstein-Taybi disorder; Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome; Trisomy 13;.

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