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Gigantism of the foot: our experience in seven cases.
J Pediatr Orthop. 1998 May-Jun; 18(3):337-45.JP

Abstract

We report our experience in seven patients with congenital gigantism of the foot with the following diagnoses: neurofibromatosis (two), fibrolipomatosis (two), Proteus syndrome (two), and idiopathic localized gigantism (one). Our purpose is to introduce a new classification of foot gigantism, based on the concept of "neuroinduction." In our experience, intraoperative examination and subsequent histologic examination show consistently pathologic findings in the plantar nerve and its terminal branches in the foot affected by gigantism. Limited surgical treatment was used in five patients. To prevent forefoot enlargement and recurrence of deformity, we suggest complete ray resection. We evaluated our results using radiographs, functional status, and cosmetic considerations.

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Institute of Clinical Orthopaedics, University of Padova and the General Hospital of Padova, Italy.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

9600560

Citation

Turra, S, et al. "Gigantism of the Foot: Our Experience in Seven Cases." Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics, vol. 18, no. 3, 1998, pp. 337-45.
Turra S, Santini S, Cagnoni G, et al. Gigantism of the foot: our experience in seven cases. J Pediatr Orthop. 1998;18(3):337-45.
Turra, S., Santini, S., Cagnoni, G., & Jacopetti, T. (1998). Gigantism of the foot: our experience in seven cases. Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics, 18(3), 337-45.
Turra S, et al. Gigantism of the Foot: Our Experience in Seven Cases. J Pediatr Orthop. 1998 May-Jun;18(3):337-45. PubMed PMID: 9600560.
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