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A rare case of unilateral postaxial duplicated foot in a developmentally normal child.

Authors
  • Sahdi, Haniza1
  • Hoong, Chan Wai1
  • Rasit, Ahmad Hata1
  • Arianto, Fredy1
  • Siong, Lau Kiew2
  • Abdullah, Nur Alyana Benjamin3
  • 1 1 Department of Orthopaedics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Kota Samarahan, Sarawak, Malaysia.
  • 2 2 Department of Radiology, Sarawak General Hospital, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.
  • 3 3 Department of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine and Health Medicine, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Kota Samarahan, Sarawak, Malaysia.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of orthopaedic surgery (Hong Kong)
Publication Date
January 2017
Volume
25
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1177/2309499016684989
PMID: 28166702
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

Diplopodia, being a rare congenital disorder, is infrequently discussed in published texts. Most reported cases have accounted the involvement of duplicated preaxial digits with other associated organ system and physical deformities. Here, we present an unusual case of isolated diplopodia involving postaxial toes in a child with no other organ and physical abnormalities. Radiological studies revealed a set of 10-digit-duplicated foot over the lateral aspect of the native foot, complete with phalanges and its corresponding metatarsals as well as tarsals, supplied by an anomalous posterior branch of the popliteal artery. Definitive surgery was performed just before the child was learning to walk.

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