Type II syndactyly or synpolydactyly.

Published online: Jun 27 1992

L De Smet, and G Fabry.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University Hospital Pellenberg, K.U. Leuven, Pellenberg, Belgium.


A family with syndactyly type II or synpolydactyly is described. The autosomal dominant inheritance is confirmed by this pedigree. In combination of this anomaly a brachymesophalangia of the fifth finger was inherited by most family members. The duplicated phalanx was resected and the syndactyly separated in the proband with excellent functional and cosmetic results.