Tip 165: polydactyly

Polydactylty is the presence of one or more supernumerary digits, or parts of digits. The word is derived from the Greek polus (many) and daktulos (finger).

It is associated with a wide variety of syndromes including trisomy 13, Rubstein-Taybi syndrome, Orofaciodigital syndrome and Ellis-van Creveld syndrome.

Reference: Nelson Textbook of Paediatrics, 18th Ed, 2007: Saunders.

Previously published: 18/09/14

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