Acta Medica Okayama volume74 issue5
Department of Pediatrics, Ochiai Hospital
Department of Dermatology, Ochiai Hospital
Department of Pediatrics, Okayama University Hospital
Department of Plastic Surgery, Okayama Medical Center
Polydactyly is one of the most common foot congenital anomalies. It is often detected immediately after birth, but the diagnosis can sometimes be delayed if the symptoms are less evident. A 2-year-old girl with a complaint of recurrent bleeding from the right toenail was diagnosed with foot polydactyly. She underwent corrective surgery, and her family was satisfied with the outcome. Although the diagnosis of polydactyly may be difficult in cases with minor nail problems, further radiographic evaluation will be needed for the improvement of the patient’s quality of life.