Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome (RTS) with postaxial polydactyly of the foot: 4-year follow-up until improvement of dysbasia

Congenit Anom (Kyoto). 2005 Jun;45(2):65-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1741-4520.2005.00066.x.


Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome (RTS), also known as 'broad thumbs syndrome' or 'broad thumb-hallux syndrome', is a malformation syndrome characterized by the triad of broad thumbs or first toes, a peculiar facial expression called 'comical face' and mental retardation. Although various malformations are combined with the triad, polydactyly is rare. We treated a male patient with RTS complicated by postaxial polydactyly of the foot. His clinical course was different from typical patients with polydactyly, especially in the aspect of walking development. Osteoplasty-combined surgery, which was ideal for anatomical reconstruction, was performed on the patient at 2 years and 11 months of age. A 4-year follow-up period was required until there was an improvement of dysbasia.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Child, Preschool
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Polydactyly / therapy*
  • Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome / surgery
  • Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome / therapy*
  • Toes / abnormalities*
  • Toes / surgery
  • Walking