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Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Plástica

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SPENCER, Leonardo Santos de Barros et al. Popliteal pterygium syndrome: case report and literature review. Rev. Bras. Cir. Plást. [online]. 2012, vol.27, n.3, pp.482-486. ISSN 1983-5175.

Popliteal pterygium syndrome is a rare congenital condition involving craniofacial and genitourinary anomalies as well as malformation of the extremities. The most obvious characteristics of this syndrome are popliteal pterygium and a triangular crease of skin over the hallux. In this study, we present the case of a 1-month-old male patient with cleft upper and lower lips, cleft palate, bifid scrotum, syndactyly, popliteal pterygium, and a crease of skin over the hallux nail. The patient underwent several surgical interventions aimed at correcting these anomalies. Malformation of the lower limbs was the most difficult anomaly to correct; correction of this anomaly required further combined effort with an orthopedics team in order to avoid nerve grafts and functional deficits. When popliteal pterygium syndrome is treated in a timely and appropriate manner by a multidisciplinary team, a good prognosis is observed.

Keywords : Pterygim; Cleft lip; Cleft palate.

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