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Syndactyly type 1


Other Names for this Disease
  • SD1
  • SDTY1
  • Zygodactyly
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Overview

Syndactyly is a term used to describe webbed or conjoined fingers. In general, syndactyly is classified as complete (fingers that are joined all the way to the finger tips) or incomplete (fingers that are joined only part way up the fingers). Additionally, syndactyly is classified as simple (fingers that are joined by skin and soft tissue only) or complex (fingers in which underlying bones are also joined together). Some patients may also have a "complicated" syndactyly that involves extra bones and abnormal tendon and/or ligament development.[1]
Last updated: 9/9/2009

References

  1. Syndactyly. Children's Hospital Boston. 2009; http://www.childrenshospital.org/az/Site1036/mainpageS1036P0.html. Accessed 9/9/2009.
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  • The Children's Hospital Boston provides an information page on syndactyly. Click on the link to view this page.
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  • Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) is a catalog of human genes and genetic disorders. Each entry has a summary of related medical articles. It is meant for health care professionals and researchers. OMIM is maintained by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. 
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Other Names for this Disease
  • SD1
  • SDTY1
  • Zygodactyly
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.