Macrodystrophia lipomatosa is a rare, non-hereditary form of congenital local gigantism characterised by enlargement and hypertrophy of all mesenchymal tissue components with a disproportionate increase in adipose tissue. This form of macrodactyly has been reported in association with other anomalies including polydactyly, brachydactyly, syndactyly, and symphalangism. We describe a previously unreported case of bilateral upper extremity macrodystrophia lipomatosa with syndactyly in a 23-month-old boy. In this report, we emphasise the importance of establishing a diagnosis with imaging and review the described surgical approaches to treating this difficult condition.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Hand surgery : an international journal devoted to hand and upper limb surgery and related research : journal of the Asia-Pacific Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand|
|State||Published - 2013|
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