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Doctor insights on: Congenital Contractural Arachnodactyly

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What is the definition or description of: Arachnodactyly?

What is the definition or description of: Arachnodactyly?

Finger discrepancy: very long and slender fingers when compared to the size of the palm. Also decreased first web space so that thumb is positioned closer to the palm ...Read more

Dr. Olav Jaren
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Arachnodactyly (Definition)

very long and slender fingers when compared to the size of the palm. Also decreased first web space so that thumb is positioned ...Read more


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I'm starting to think that I have a case of arachnodactyly. What should I do?

I'm starting to think that I have a case of arachnodactyly. What should I do?

Associated disease: Usually congenital but can develop later in life. Consists of long spindly fingers out of proportion to the palm. Biggest concern is possibility of associated disorder such as marfan's syndrome, homocystinuria, and ehlers-danhos syndrome. Seek care with hand surgeon. ...Read more

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I think that I have a case of arachnodactyly, is there a cure for this?

I think that I have a case of arachnodactyly, is there a cure for this?

Arachnodactyly: Refers to the elongated appearance of fingers. It is linked to several disorders including marfans syndrome. It is not an illness or disroder by itself that needs treatment, it is a cosmetic difference in the hand. ...Read more

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How to detect whether I have arachnodactyly? How long should be the digits?

How to detect whether I have arachnodactyly? How long should be the digits?

Arm span to height: Ratio of greater than 1.05 as one of the skeletal criterion for marfans syndrome is the only defined ratio as far as i know. Arachnodactyly is more subjective ie when you see it you know it it lon g slender fingers are not uncommon. ...Read more

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What are common congenital disorders?

What are common congenital disorders?

Birth defects: The most common severe congenital anomalies are heart defects, neural tube defects and Down syndrome. ...Read more

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Can there be congenital absences of all or some of theteeth?

Can there be congenital absences of all or some of theteeth?

Congenital: It is usually the condition of genetic issue. Mostly happened on the lateral incisors and bicuspids, rarely absence of all teeth. ...Read more

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What congenital disease causes organs to be deattached from the body?

What congenital disease causes organs to be  deattached from the body?

Confusing question: There is a process where the stomach & intestines do not completely enter the abdomen from their formation area in the embryonic sac. This is called gastroschesis. I no of no other entity where this description would apply. If you are thinking of something else please be more specific of the organs involved. ...Read more

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Can a stroke be congenital?

Can a stroke be congenital?

Sort of: You can have a stroke in the uterus (extremely, extremely rare) or any time after you are born. It is not really 'congenital' per se. What could be considered congenital would be risk factors such as a genetic predisposition to develop aneurysms in your brain or vascular malformations in your brain or bad athersclerotic disease of the arteries (hardening of the arteries). ...Read more

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Is moyamoya a congenital disease?

Is moyamoya a congenital disease?

YES: Moyamoya disease is generally a congenital disease affecting the arteries of the brain causing them to gradually occlude. Fortunately, collaterals develop to supply blood to critical areas of the brain. These vessels can be frail and are prone to bleeding - which can cause a stroke. ...Read more

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Spider Like Fingers (Definition)

Spider-like fingers are long, thin fingers that can be a symptom of Marfan disease, ...Read more