Unilateral ectrodactyly in a newborn with trisomy 18 syndrome: An unusual association

Kislal F. M. , Altuntas N., Ozdemir O., CEYLANER S., Kislal M. H. , Andiran N.

Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan, vol.25, no.8, pp.619-620, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Journal Name: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.619-620
  • Keywords: Trisomy 18 syndrome, Unilateral-ectrodactyly, Bilateral syndactyly
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: Yes


The case of a newborn male with trisomy 18 syndrome, having bilateral syndactyly, aplasia and hypoplasia of the foot digits, unilateral ectrodactyly of the left foot and a prominently dorsiflexed hallux, clenched hand with overlapping fingers and general hypertonia, is presented. There are only 5 cases of trisomy 18 syndrome associated with ectrodactyly in the literature. We present a case of trisomy 18 syndrome with unilateral ectrodactyly of the left foot, which is an infrequent association.