Ectrodactyly is also referred to as ectodermal dysplasia cleft lip/palate (EEC) syndrome. This is basically a kind of genetic disorder that rarely occurs but is visible with signs of abnormalities in the limbs and other areas. In this condition, either the fingers or the toes are missing and can be joined too. As a result, motor skills are affected.
HOW IS ECTRODACTYLY DIAGNOSED?
The diagnosis of Ectrodactyly is based on physical features present at birth. X-rays may provide additional information about the skeletal anomalies. Molecular genetic testing by DNA analysis is also done to detect to disorder.
HOW IS ECTRODACTYLY TREATED?
The treatment of the condition involves improving the functionality of the cleft hand. Surgical intervention is inevitable however, the timing of the surgery is rather debatable. In some cases, immediate surgery is recommended while in others, the parents are advised to wait for a couple of years.
DID YOU KNOW?
The Ectrodactyly is a rather rare condition with incidence of 1 in 90000 births. The condition is often always associated with a hearing loss.