Nigerian Journal of Cardiology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 81--84

Heart-hand syndrome in an African child


Aliyu Ibrahim 
 Department of Paediatrics, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Aliyu Ibrahim
Department of Paediatrics, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano + 234
Nigeria

Heart-hand syndrome is a heterogeneous group of congenital malformation characterized by congenital heart defects and limb malformations. The upper and/or the lower limbs may be affected in the same individual, however the severity often differs even in the same kindred. The commonest form is the Holt-Oram syndrome in which the carpal bones are usually affected; but the case of a 3-year-old boy who had umbilical hernia, ventricular septal defect and pulmonary arterial hypertension with a preaxial polydactyly as the only upper limb defect is reported.


How to cite this article:
Ibrahim A. Heart-hand syndrome in an African child.Nig J Cardiol 2013;10:81-84


How to cite this URL:
Ibrahim A. Heart-hand syndrome in an African child. Nig J Cardiol [serial online] 2013 [cited 2020 Dec 1 ];10:81-84
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