Tibial hypoplasia with a bifid tibia: an unclassified tibial hemimelia

Shah, Krupa H and Shah, Hitesh (2016) Tibial hypoplasia with a bifid tibia: an unclassified tibial hemimelia. BMJ Case Report. pp. 1-3. ISSN 1757-790X

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Tibial hemimelia is a rare congenital limb deficiency which is characterised by a hypoplastic/aplastic tibia. It actually represents a spectrum of anomalies, ranging from mild hypoplasia of the tibia to total absence of the tibia. Several classifications based on radiological description exist in the literature. The tibial hemimelia is usually described with preaxial mirror polydactyly, split hand/foot syndrome—ectrodactyly, polydactyly— triphalangeal thumb syndrome (Werner syndrome) and micromelia–trigonal brachycephaly syndrome. We describe a child with unclassified tibial hemimelia. The child had right incomplete tibial hemimelia with bifid tibia, left complete tibial hemimelia, bilateral split hands and left split foot. This is the first report of the bifid tibia in the literature.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Orthopaedics
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2016 09:03
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2016 09:03
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/146834

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