Polydactyly of the Foot Diagnosed from a Minor Nail Problem

Tomohiro Hiraoka, Haruka Senoo, Yuka Yamazaki, Kosaku Suenobu, Hirokazu Tsukahara

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Polydactyly is one of the most common foot congenital anomalies. It is often detected immediately after birth, but the diagnosis can sometimes be delayed if the symptoms are less evident. A 2-year-old girl with a complaint of recurrent bleeding from the right toenail was diagnosed with foot polydactyly. She underwent corrective surgery, and her family was satisfied with the outcome. Although the diagnosis of polydactyly may be difficult in cases with minor nail problems, further radiographic evaluation will be needed for the improvement of the patient’s quality of life.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)427-429
Number of pages3
JournalActa medica Okayama
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • hexadactyly
  • hyperdactyly
  • polydactyly

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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