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4-5 metacarpal synostosis

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Anatomical Abnormality; Finding
Synonym: Fused 4th-5th metacarpals
HPO: HP:0005867

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Microphthalmia with limb anomalies
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Disease or Syndrome
Ophthalmo-acromelic syndrome is a condition that results in malformations of the eyes, hands, and feet. The features of this condition are present from birth. The eyes are often absent or severely underdeveloped (anophthalmia), or they may be abnormally small (microphthalmia). Usually both eyes are similarly affected in this condition, but if only one eye is small or missing, the other eye may have a defect such as a gap or split in its structures (coloboma).\n\nThe most common hand and foot malformation seen in ophthalmo-acromelic syndrome is missing fingers or toes (oligodactyly). Other frequent malformations include fingers or toes that are fused together (syndactyly) or extra fingers or toes (polydactyly). These skeletal malformations are often described as acromelic, meaning that they occur in the bones that are away from the center of the body. Additional skeletal abnormalities involving the long bones of the arms and legs or the spinal bones (vertebrae) can also occur. Affected individuals may have distinctive facial features, an opening in the lip (cleft lip) with or without an opening in the roof of the mouth (cleft palate), or intellectual disability.
Syndactyly type 8
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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.
Richieri Costa-Pereira syndrome
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Disease or Syndrome
Patients with Richieri-Costa-Pereira syndrome display a pattern of anomalies consisting of microstomia, micrognathia, abnormal fusion of the mandible, cleft palate/Robin sequence, absence of lower central incisors, minor ear anomalies, hypoplastic first ray, abnormal tibiae, hypoplastic halluces, and clubfeet. Learning disability is also a common finding (summary by Favaro et al., 2011).
Syndactyly type 5
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Congenital Abnormality
A very rare congenital limb malformation with characteristics of postaxial syndactyly of hands and feet, associated with metacarpal and metatarsal fusion of fourth and fifth digits. So far, less than ten reports have been described in the literature. Soft tissue syndactyly (involving the third and fourth fingers and the second and third toes) may be present. The locus associated with SD5 maps to 2q31-q32. Mutations in the HOXD13 gene may be causative. The condition is inherited as an autosomal dominant trait.

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Jamsheer A, Smigiel R, Jakubiak A, Zemojtel T, Socha M, Robinson PN, Mundlos S
Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 2014 Apr;100(4):314-8. Epub 2014 Apr 7 doi: 10.1002/bdra.23239. PMID: 24706454
Pfeiffer RA, Santelmann R
Birth Defects Orig Artic Ser 1977;13(1):319-37. PMID: 322750

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Pfeiffer RA, Santelmann R
Birth Defects Orig Artic Ser 1977;13(1):319-37. PMID: 322750

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