Skeletal Radiology

, Volume 11, Issue 2, pp 133–135 | Cite as

Ainhum — An unusual presentation involving the second toe in a white male

  • Carol L. Bertoli
  • John Stassi
  • Matthew D. Rifkin


Ainhum (dactolysis spontanea) is most frequently seen involving the fifth toes of black men. An atypical case involving the second toes bilaterally in a white male is presented. The differential diagnosis, radiological findings and pathological appearance of this rare entity are discussed.

Key words

Ainhum Dactolysis spontanea 


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© International Skeletal Society 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Carol L. Bertoli
    • 1
  • John Stassi
    • 1
  • Matthew D. Rifkin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyThomas Jefferson University HospitalPhiladelphiaUSA

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