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?
Diagnosis of Ectrodactyly depends on the specific symptoms, evaluating the patient’s history and other clinical tests. Orthopedicians may order for an X-ray to confirm diagnosis. Molecular examination of skin samples also may be performed. Confirmation of diagnosis is through molecular genetic testing
HOW IS ECTRODACTYLY TREATED?
The treatment of the condition is generally carried out with the help of surgery that will be along the lines of a distal ulnar ostectomy for extension of the contracted fingers or toes.
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.