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An experience with Foot Macrodactyly: A case report and review of literature

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Author Details : Anupam Kaur*, Amandeep Kaur

Volume : 7, Issue : 2, Year : 2021

Article Page : 87-89

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Macrodactyly is a rare congenital malformation with clinical manifestations such as enlargement of soft tissue and osseous elements. It causes various health issues such as pain, difficulty in wearing shoes, impairment in ambulatory ability and gait development, aesthetic problem, and psychological issues. The aetiology of macrodactyly is ambiguous; however, its association with PIK3CA /AKT1 genes has been reported recently. In the present study, a rare congenital macrodactyly of second and third toe of right foot along with deformed leg in 16-year-old girl has been reported. A progressive increase in the size of the second and third toe of the right foot and deformed reddish swollen area on the same lower leg below knee was seen in the patient. The malformation was present at the time of birth and at the age of one year the patient was operated for macrodactyly, but again the toe progressively increased to the previous size. She was presented with multiple health problems. There was no positive family history and/or other congenital malformation. Thus, it was suggested that due to variable phenotypic manifestations, appropriate treatment should be chosen for the patient individually.

Keywords: Foot macrodactyly, Surgery, Malformations

How to cite : Kaur A, Kaur A, An experience with Foot Macrodactyly: A case report and review of literature. IP Int J Orthop Rheumatol 2021;7(2):87-89

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