Split Hand/Foot Malformation: A Case Report and Review of Literature QD05-QD06
Dr. Alpana Singh,
Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University College of Medical Sciences and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, Delhi-110095, India.
Split Hand/Foot Malformation (SHFM) is a rare genetic disorder. It is also known as ectrodactyly. In this disorder, the central rays of the hand and feet are affected leading to various malformations of the hands and feet. Any number of limbs can be affected. It can present in isolation affecting only the limbs or it can be associated with the syndrome. The prevalence of this malformation is 0.06 per 1000 total births. Here, authors report a case in which a pregnant patient had SHFM and the fetus also suffered the same anomaly. The anomaly was detected on ultrasound and medical termination of pregnancy was done.