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01.12.2014 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Journal of Medical Case Reports 1/2014

Incomplete duplication of a lower extremity (polymelia): a case report

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Journal of Medical Case Reports > Ausgabe 1/2014
Autoren:
Nelson Montalvo, Ligia Redrobán, Victor Hugo Espín
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The online version of this article (doi:10.​1186/​1752-1947-8-184) contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

Competing interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Authors’ contributions

NM performed the histological examination and diagnosis of the patient. LR and VE conducted a thorough literature review of duplication of the limbs in the human tract and were the major contributors to the writing of the manuscript. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.

Abstract

Introduction

Polymelia, or congenital duplication of a limb, is an extremely rare entity in humans, with few cases reported in the literature.

Case presentation

We present the case of a six-month-old Hispanic boy born with a lower limb bud on the left posterior thigh.

Conclusion

The infant had a favorable outcome and evolution after surgical treatment of his supernumerary limb, with no after-effects or impairment whatsoever.

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