Macrodactyly and hemihypertrophy: A new surgical procedure

R. G. Cavaliere, T. M. McElgun

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Macrodactyly or megalodactyly is a rare congenital malformation of essentially unknown etiology. Treatment of this affliction is generally surgical and is dependent on the type of growth rate of the enlarged digit. Hemihypertrophy, another rare anomaly of development, describes an overgrowth of one half of the body. Hemihypertrophy, to our knowledge, has not been reported in the podiatric literature. A new surgical approach is discussed and presented in a patient with local digital gigantism and hemihypertrophy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)226-235
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Foot Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes


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