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Macrodactyly is a rare congenital anomaly resulting in overgrowth of all the mesenchymal elements of the digit including phalanges, tendons, nerves, and vessels. Currently, the term macrodystrophia lipomatosa refers to a form of progressive macrodactyly with osseous involvement associated with diffuse overgrowth of adipose tissue (Yaghmai et al. 1976; Baruchin et al. 1988; Viola et al. 1991).


Median Nerve Rare Congenital Anomaly Digital Nerve Closing Wedge Osteotomy Proteus Syndrome 
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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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