An unusual initial presentation of Proteus syndrome: macrosyndactyly

Eklem Hastalik Cerrahisi. 2011;22(1):56-9.


Proteus syndrome is a complex disorder characterized by a wide variety of deformities including macrodactyly. In the present report, we present a case with complex macrosyndactyly in his hand. The patient was surgically treated. However, he admitted with lymphangiomas on his body during the follow-up period, leading to the diagnosis of Proteus syndrome. This article discusses the differential diagnosis of Proteus syndrome and the treatment methods used for macrodactyly along with the presentation of the case.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Fingers / abnormalities*
  • Fingers / surgery
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Lymphangioma / diagnosis
  • Lymphangioma / pathology
  • Male
  • Proteus Syndrome / diagnosis*
  • Proteus Syndrome / pathology
  • Range of Motion, Articular
  • Skin Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Skin Neoplasms / pathology