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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.
Polymelia, or congenital duplication of a limb, is an extremely rare entity in humans, with few cases reported in the literature.
We present the case of a six-month-old Hispanic boy born with a lower limb bud on the left posterior thigh.
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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