macrodactyly


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macrodactyly

[¦mak·rō′dak·tə·lē]
(medicine)
The condition of having abnormally large fingers or toes.
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Macrodactyly. J Bone Joint Surg 1967;49(7):1255-66.
Skeletal changes are the most frequently expressed manifestations of Proteus syndrome and include kyphoscoliosis, macrodactyly, hyperostosis, asymmetric overgrowth of limbs, abnormal vertebral bodies (Figure 1), craniofacial abnormalities, and focal calvarial thickening [19, 23, 25].
About 1/3rd of neural fibrolipomas are associated with overgrowth of bone and macrodactyly of the digits innervated by the affected nerve.
Carpal tunnel syndrome associated with macrodactyly. J Hand Surg Br 1998; 23:609-10.
When this disorder is associated with macrodactyly, it presents as a diagnostic dilemma with MDL.
Hypertrophy of only skin and soft tissue alone does not constitute primary macrodactyly and they are classified as secondary macrodactyly.
True macrodactyly is a rare congenital anomaly characterized by an increase in the size of all elements of the digits (1).
Macrodystrophia lipomatosa (MDL) is described as a rare, non-hereditary, congenital condition presenting with localised macrodactyly and a proliferation of mesenchymal elements.
The primary clinical features are macrodactyly, hemihypertrophy, pigmented nevi, subcutaneous tumours (Mostly lymphangiomas) and axial skeletal anomolies.
Lipofibromatosis hamartoma of the nerves is a slow growing mass of fibrofatty tissue surrounding and infiltrating major nerves.3 When this condition is associated with macrodactyly and bone overgrowth it is described by the term 'macrodystrophia lipomatosa'.
[1] Radiological investigations, especially MRI, help to make a definitive diagnosis noninvasively and to differentiate it from other causes of macrodactyly.
Radiographs of both hands revealed asymmetric macrodactyly, hyperostosis and over growth of soft tissue in left index, middle and ring fingers and also in index finger of right hand (Fig.