1973
DOI: 10.1001/archderm.108.2.223
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"Rudimentary polydactyly": an amputation neuroma

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“…However, case 5 that had no Meissner corpuscles showed the highest density of Merkel cells. We could find no cases without Meissner corpuscles in previous reports [1, 2, 6, 8]. In our cases 1–4, a Meissner corpuscle was seen in about every second dermal papilla.…”
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confidence: 68%
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“…However, case 5 that had no Meissner corpuscles showed the highest density of Merkel cells. We could find no cases without Meissner corpuscles in previous reports [1, 2, 6, 8]. In our cases 1–4, a Meissner corpuscle was seen in about every second dermal papilla.…”
Section: Discussioncontrasting
confidence: 68%
“…The histology reveals a marked neural proliferation in the dermis and a large number of Meissner corpuscles in the dermal papillae. This anomaly is thought to be a kind of amputation neuroma, secondary to the postnatal ligation or intrauterine autoamputation of supernumerary digits [1, 2]. …”
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“…Suture ligature had fallen off several days prior. b Left hand showing dry, necrotic duplicated digits with suture ligature at its base to that seen in residual skin tags following postnatal suture ligation [2,11,12,16].…”
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“…When carefully examined, all of these patients had signs and symptoms consistent with residual amputation neuromas. Further studies have confirmed the presence of these amputation neuromas at the site of ligature ablation [10,14,16,18]. In their review of 21 infants who underwent suture ligation for type B (pedunculated) polydactyly, Hennrikus and Watson noted that 43% of their patients had a residual "bump" at the site of ligation, but parents typically deemed the stump to be cosmetically acceptable [20].…”
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“…Similar lesions have also been noted in patients without history of prior ligation. Histologic studies support that these lesions are a result of traumatic amputation (in utero or by suture ligation) and not the result of an abortive attempt to form a sixth finger (1)(2)(3). Several patients with symptomatic rudimentary polydactyly after suture ligation of a supernumerary digit have been observed in Dr. Gosain's practice.…”
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