Chapter

The Hands

William Reardon

in The Bedside Dysmorphologist

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print October 2007 | ISBN: 9780195300451
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199975204 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195300451.003.0009
The Hands

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This chapter covers clinical signs relating to the hands (Postaxial Polydactyly, Preaxial Polydactyly/Thumb Duplication, Syndactyly of the Fingers, Clinodactyly of the Fingers, Arachnodactyly of the Fingers, Camptodactyly, Brachydactyly, Tapering Fingers, Puffy Fingers, Overlapping Fingers, Ectrodactyly, Broad Thumbs, Small and Hypoplastic Thumbs, Long and Triphalangeal Thumbs, Trident Hand, Fetal Finger Pads, Ulnar Ray Defects, Palmar Crease Patterns of Special Diagnostic Significance) and, for each sign, gives information on how to recognize the sign, establishing a differential diagnosis, and investigations to consider. Relavent images are included for each sign.

Chapter.  8463 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Clinical Genetics ; Neonatology

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