Bilateral Thumb Polydactyly: Case Report
Advances in Surgical Sciences
Volume 1, Issue 3, October 2013, Pages: 17-19
Received: Oct. 11, 2013; Published: Nov. 20, 2013
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Monsef ELABDI, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery «1», Military Hospital of Instruction Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco
Majdouline BENCHAFAI, Department of pediatric medical emergencies, university hospital Ibn Sina, Rabat, Morocco
Abdeloihab JAAFAR, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery «1», Military Hospital of Instruction Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco
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Abstract
Polydactyly is the most common congenital digital anomaly of the hand. Surgical treatment is rewarding. In this article, we describe the case of a 15-year-old male who was presenting thumb bilateral polydactyly. The diagnisis was clinic, completed by radiography which has objectified the anomaly type according to Wassel's classification. Operated in our hospital, he received a repair surgery at the level of his right hand by resection of supernumerary hypoplastic thumb, with restoration and anatomical reconstruction of the dominant thumb. He was discharged with no complications. The patient and his family were satisfied with the cosmetic and functional result. We discuss types of duplications, and principle of therapeutic approach of this pathology.
Keywords
Polydactyly, Thumb, Duplication, Supernumerary Digit
To cite this article
Monsef ELABDI, Majdouline BENCHAFAI, Abdeloihab JAAFAR, Bilateral Thumb Polydactyly: Case Report, Advances in Surgical Sciences. Vol. 1, No. 3, 2013, pp. 17-19. doi: 10.11648/j.ass.20130103.12
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