We report the results of the treatment of 23
patients with macrodactyly. Eighteen had a
two-stage bulk-reducing (defatting) procedure;
phalangectomy was used to shorten the digits.
At a mean follow-up of nine years (2 to 12), two
patients had been lost to follow-up, and three await a second-stage procedure. Good cosmetic correction was achieved in...
Macrodactyly is a rare congenital anomaly in which there is enlargement of one or several digits of hands or feet. The overgrowth is limited to or predominantly affects the digits and should be distinguished from more extended malformations such as macromelia or hemihypertrophy. Sometimes the words megalodactyly or digital gigantism...
- a hamartomatous enlargement of soft tissue & underlying bone;
- can be static, growing commensurately w/ hand, or progressive, growing faster than the rest of the hand;
- involvement in the hand is more common than involvement in the foot
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