Polysyndactyly

Common Name(s)

Polysyndactyly, Synpolydactyly

Polysyndactyly occurs when a baby is born with polydactyly, which is extra fingers or toes (digits), and syndactyly, which is fusion of digits, on the same hand or foot. Polysyndactyly can be seen without any other abnormalities, called isolated polysyndactyly, or it can seen in combination with many other problems at birth, known as a genetic condition or syndrome. Some examples conditions that have polysyndactyly are Greig cephalo-polysyndactyly syndrome (GCPS), which causes polysyndactyly, eyes that are far apart (hypertelorism), and a large head size (macrocephaly), and hypertelorism-hypospadias-polysyndactyly syndrome. The only treatment for polysyndactyly is surgery to repair the digits. If your child has polysyndactyly, speak with your doctor to discuss the current treatment recommendations.

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Polysyndactyly" for support, advocacy or research.

National Foundation for Syndactyly

The National Foundation for Syndactyly Research, Support, and Education is a charitable, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization organized to fund research, support, and education. The foundation serves as a resource to connect families touched by Syndactyly and other related hand abnormalities with other families, facilities for treatment, and board certified hand physicians who specialize in Syndactyly treatment. We provide research grants to investigate the causes and best practices in treatment as funding permits. - See more at: http://nfsus.org

Last Updated: 8 Jul 2015

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National Foundation for Syndactyly

The National Foundation for Syndactyly Research, Support, and Education is a charitable, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization organized to fund research, support, and education. The foundation serves as a resource to connect families touched by Syndactyly and other related hand abnormalities with other families, facilities for treatment, and board certified hand physicians who specialize in Syndactyly treatment. We provide research grants to investigate the causes and best practices in treatment as funding permits. - See more at: http://nfsus.org

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Last Updated: 8 Jul 2015

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General Resources

Facility and Physician Support

NFS provides informational brochures to Children's' Hospitals, Physicians, and Therapy Centers to help afflicted families connect to NFS Family Support Services.

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Family Support

NFS serves as a resource to families afflicted by Syndactyly or any related congenial hand or feet birth defects.

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Research Grants

NFS provides research grants as funds are available. Grants are submitted by July annually and if approved, are awarded each September. Grant are only available for qualified research initiatives and are not available for administrative support.

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Polysyndactyly" returned 4 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Mutation analysis of a Chinese pedigree with triphalangeal thumb-polysyndactyly syndrome.
 

Author(s): X S Xing, H W Zhu, C Chen, S S Wang, Y Luo, X Zhang

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Triphalangeal thumb-polysyndactyly syndrome (TPTPS) is an autosomal dominant limb disorder with triphalangeal thumbs, polysyndactyly, and syndactyly. In this study, we describe a four-generation Han Chinese family with eight affected members. Haplotype analysis, Affymetrix SNP 6.0 ...

Last Updated: 18 Feb 2014

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Hypoplastic tibiae with postaxial polysyndactyly: a new dominant syndrome?
 

Author(s): S A Al-Awadi, K K Naguib, T I Farag, A S Teebi

Journal: J. Med. Genet.. 1987 Jun;24(6):369-72.

 

A five year old boy is reported with hypoplastic, bowed tibiae and postaxial polysyndactyly. Sixteen relatives of both sexes in four generations either have bilateral syndactyly or postaxial polydactyly or both. The nature of the condition and the possible mode of inheritance are discussed.

Last Updated: 28 Aug 1987

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Micromelia, polysyndactyly, multiple malformations, and fragile bones in a stillborn child.
 

Author(s): B F Carpenter, A G Hunter

Journal: J. Med. Genet.. 1982 Aug;19(4):311.

 

Last Updated: 2 Dec 1982

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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