Limb Malformations

Lewis B. Holmes

in Common Malformations

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780195136029
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199975167 | DOI:
Limb Malformations

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This chapter covers the following Limb Malformations: polydactyly (postaxial and preaxial), polysyndactyly, preaxial longitudinal deficiency (absence of thumb/radius and absence of first toe/tibia), postaxial longitudinal deficiency (absence of fifth finger/ulna and absence of fifth toe/fibula), split-hand/split foot, syndactyly, terminal transverse limb defects with nubbins, and central digit hypoplasia. The chapter includes information on definition, appearance, associated malformations, developmental defect, prevalence, genetic factors, environmental factors, treatment and prognosis, and genetic counselling.

Chapter.  32352 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Clinical Genetics ; Neonatology

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