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Symphalangism

  • Harold Chen
Living reference work entry

Abstract

Symphalangism is a rare congenital condition characterized by stiffness of the digits caused by ankylosis of the interphalangeal joints of the fingers and toes. Symphalangism was first described by Harvey Cushing in 1916.

Keywords

Interphalangeal Joint Autosomal Dominant Disorder Autosomal Dominant Inheritance Bony Fusion Distal Interphalangeal Joint 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Perinatal and Clinical Genetics, Department of PediatricsLSU Health Sciences CenterShreveportUSA
  2. 2.Medical GeneticsShriners Hospitals for ChildrenShreveportUSA

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