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Open Access Case report

A rare association of deformities with diplopodia, aplasia of the tibia and double fibula: A case report

Shah Alam Khan*, Ashok Kumar and Manish Kumar Varhney

Author Affiliations

Department of Orthopaedics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi-110029, India

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Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008, 2:102  doi:10.1186/1752-1947-2-102

Published: 7 April 2008

Abstract

Introduction

The association of fibular duplication with metatarsal diplopodia is extremely rare with only a few cases reported in the medical literature.

Case presentation

We present a 4-month-old girl with left tibial agenesis with fibular duplication (mirror foot) and metatarsal diplopodia.

Conclusion

The case report highlights the need for an understanding of this rare congenital anomaly which may be seen only once in the working lifetime of an orthopaedic surgeon.