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Ectrodactyly, also known as a split hand-split foot malformation, cleft hand or lobster claw hand is a skeletal anomaly predominantly affecting the hands although the feet can also be affected. The condition has a highly variable severity. It is the congenital absence of all or part of one or more fingers or toes.
HOW IS ECTRODACTYLY DIAGNOSED?
The diagnosis of the condition is usually carried out by the general physician who will conduct tests based on blood samples and sample tissue in order to find the faulty carrier gene. Prenatal diagnosis of the issue is also possible.
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?
Ectrodactyly is considered to be very rare and is believed to only occur once in every 90,000 births. This type of medical medical condition has multiple manifestations, but all of them are genetic caused by the mutation of certain chromosome that can be inherited from one of the parents.