Extadigits: an unusual presentation

Abdulrahman A. Mamuda, Muhammad K. Abubakar, Magaji G. Taura, Musa A. Kabir, Ibrahim S. Yusuf, Lawan H. Adamu


Extra digit is a common congenital anomaly in our environment which usually affect the hands and occasionally the feet but very rarely both. A five months old male infant presented with accessory digits of the both hands and feet, with two extra digits on the left hand and one on the right hand, right foot and left foot. The extra digits were well developed, with normal range of motion, good capillary refill and intact sensation. General examination revealed an otherwise healthy child with no associated congenital malformations. The treatment modality used was surgical removal of the extra digits and reconstruction of any associated anomalies in the remaining ray such as longitudinal epiphyseal bracket. After the surgery the patients is no longer experience difficulty with fitting gloves and shoes as well as discrimination among peer groups in his future life.


Extra digits, Malformation, Surgery, Motion

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