Supernumerary Digits of the Hand

Daniel Delgadillo III, BS; Nicholas S. Adams, MD; John A. Girotto, MD, MMA, FACS, FAAP


ePlasty. 2016;16 

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A 3-day-old female patient was evaluated in the neonatal intensive care unit for 'extra fingers' on bilateral upper extremities (Fig 1). X-ray images were taken (Fig 2) and genetic testing was done on the basis of numerous congenital abnormalities. The patient received a diagnosis of Ellis-van Creveld syndrome.

Figure 1.

Left and right hands with ulnar polysyndactyly. Categorized as type V under the Duran classification.

Figure 2.

Anteroposterior x-ray images of the same patient.