A newborn with unilateral limb enlargement

Eur J Pediatr. 2012 Mar;171(3):601-2. doi: 10.1007/s00431-011-1642-z. Epub 2011 Dec 14.


On routine neonatal examination, a newborn term male was noted to have unilateral enlargement of the right lower limb, loose thickened red skin over the palm and widening of all the fingers on the right hand. His body was pinker and warmer on the right side compared with the left and he had a right undescended testicle and hypoplastic scrotum. Radiological examination of the lower limbs demonstrated the enlargement of the soft tissue of the right lower limb compared to the left (Fig. 1). Therefore, the diagnosis was unclear from this constellation of findings and an ophthalmic assessment was requested.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Gigantism / diagnosis
  • Gigantism / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Retinal Diseases / diagnosis
  • Retinal Diseases / etiology*
  • Tuberous Sclerosis / complications
  • Tuberous Sclerosis / diagnosis*