Femoral duplication: A case report

J. Bodurtha, M. Coutinho, R. Benator, J. Nogi, M. Sholley, W. E. Nance

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Femoral duplication is a rare anomaly that has been described as an isolated entity and in association with other congenital defects. Since the description by Erlich in 1885, 24 additional cases have been reported. The present report concerns a 34-week black female infant with apparent bilateral femoral duplication associated with a meningocele and abdominal, genitourinary, vertebral, and lower-limb anomalies. The cause is unknown. Femoral duplication is a developmental field defect, hence causally heterogeneous.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)165-169
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican journal of medical genetics
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics(clinical)


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