Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
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ALMEIDA JR, Hiram Larangeira de; FISS, Roberto Coswig and HAPPLE, Rudolf. Macrodactyly with skin hypertrophy: a minimal form of the Proteus syndrome. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2011, vol.86, n.3, pp. 557-559. ISSN 0365-0596. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962011000300021.
The Proteus syndrome was described 1983 . It has asymmetric gigantism of the limbs, verrucous epidermal naevi, cerebriform enlargement of the plantar region, vascular malformations and neoplasms, as lipomas. It received this denomination after Proteus from the Greek mythology, who had the ability to change his form . A 15 year-old boy, reported a congenital hypertrophy with syndactily of the second and third right fingers . The second case is a 35 year-old man, who reported that since birth the second right toe was bigger than the other toes, skin hypertrophy was also observed. These cases document a localized form if the Proteus syndrome, which may widen the spectrum of its variability
Keywords : Hypertrophy; Hand deformities; Foot deformities.