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Is syndactyly hereditary?

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Dr. Scott McLean
Clinical Genetics
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In brief: Often

Syndactyly, or webbing between the fingers or toes, is a birth defect.
This can be one part of a larger pattern of birth defects, like in smith-lemli-opitz or apert syndrome, or it can be all by itself. In just about every case, syndactyly is caused by a change in a gene or a chromosome, and in many cases there is a chance that it can show up again in a brother, sister, child, or grandchild.

In brief: Often

Syndactyly, or webbing between the fingers or toes, is a birth defect.
This can be one part of a larger pattern of birth defects, like in smith-lemli-opitz or apert syndrome, or it can be all by itself. In just about every case, syndactyly is caused by a change in a gene or a chromosome, and in many cases there is a chance that it can show up again in a brother, sister, child, or grandchild.
Dr. Scott McLean
Dr. Scott McLean
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