Incomplete duplication of a lower extremity (polymelia): A case report

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Introduction. Polymelia, or congenital duplication of a limb, is an extremely rare entity in humans, with few cases reported in the literature. Case presentation. We present the case of a six-month-old Hispanic boy born with a lower limb bud on the left posterior thigh. Conclusion: The infant had a favorable outcome and evolution after surgical treatment of his supernumerary limb, with no after-effects or impairment whatsoever. © 2014 Montalvo et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.




Montalvo, N., Redrobán, L., & Espín, V. H. (2014). Incomplete duplication of a lower extremity (polymelia): A case report. Journal of Medical Case Reports, 8(1).

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