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Congenital anterolateral tibial bowing and polydactyly: a case report

Edmond G Lemire

Author Affiliations

Division of Medical Genetics, Department of Pediatrics, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, S7N 0W8, Canada

Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007, 1:54  doi:10.1186/1752-1947-1-54

Published: 23 July 2007


Congenital anterolateral bowing of the tibia is a rare deformity that may lead to pseudarthrosis and risk of fracture. This is commonly associated with neurofibromatosis type 1. In this report, we describe a 15-month old male with congenital anterolateral bowing of the right tibia and associated hallux duplication. This is a distinct entity with a generally favourable prognosis that should not be confused with other conditions such as neurofibromatosis type 1. Previously published cases are reviewed.