Syndactyly type 8
Synonyms: Fusion of metacarpals 4 and 5
A rare non-syndromic syndactyly characterized by unilateral or bilateral fusion of the 4th and 5th metacarpals with no other associated abnormalities. Patients present shortened 4th and 5th metacarpals with excessive separation between their distal ends resulting in marked ulnar deviation of the little finger and an inability to bring the 5th finger in parallel with the other fingers.
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Orphadata: Free access data from Orphanet. © INSERM 1999. Available on http: //www.orphadata.org. Data version September 2023.
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