Vol. 8, Issue 3 (2019)
Isolated upper limb phocomelia: A rare limb malformation in a child with chronic adenotonsillitis
Dr. Rajesh Kumar, Dr. Ruta Shanmugam, Dr. VU Shanmugam, Dr. Prem Nivas and Dr. Bharath
Phocomelia is a rare congenital disorder in which the hands and feet are attached close to the trunk, the limbs being grossly underdeveloped or absent. Congenital limb defects occur in approximately 6 per 10,000 live births. It may be inherited as an autosomal dominant or recessive disorder. Although many circumstance can cause phocomelia, this condition was a side effect of the drug thalidomide taken during early pregnancy. Our department report a infrequent case of phocomelia in a 9 year old child with chronic Adeno tonsillitis.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Rajesh Kumar, Dr. Ruta Shanmugam, Dr. VU Shanmugam, Dr. Prem Nivas, Dr. Bharath. Isolated upper limb phocomelia: A rare limb malformation in a child with chronic adenotonsillitis. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(3):496-497.