CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 18-20

Split-hand/Split-foot malformation


1 Department of Accident and Emergency, Benue State University Teaching Hospital (BSUTH), Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria
2 Department of Surgery, Benue State University Teaching Hospital (BSUTH), Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Namgwa J Kortor
Department of Accident and Emergency, Benue State University Teaching Hospital, Makurdi, Benue
Nigeria
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DOI: 10.4103/0794-9316.155181

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Split-hand/split-foot malformation (SHFM), also known as ectrodactyly or lobster claw hand deformity, is a rare congenital limb malformation characterized by a median cleft of hands and/or feet due to the absence of the central rays. SHFM has a reported incidence of 1 in 90,000 live births. It may occur either as an isolated anomaly or as part of a syndrome. We present a rare case of a 9-year-old boy with SHFM who underwent surgical correction of the cleft hand, with improved cosmetic and functional outcome.


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