Acta Scientific Orthopaedics (ISSN: 2581-8635)

Case Report Volume 5 Issue 10

Pelvic Osteotomies in Bladder Exstrophy: Surgical Technique and Case Follow-Up

Virginie VAN BOECKEL1, Sébastien FIGIEL2* and Sandrine CAO3

1Plastic and Reconstrutive Surgery Resident, ULiège, Belgium

2Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, CHR Citadelle, Belgium

3Department of Dermatology, CHR Citadelle, Belgium

*Corresponding Author: Sébastien FIGIEL, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, CHR Citadelle, Belgium.

Received: July 14, 2022; Published: July 26, 2022


Aïnhum, also known as dactylosis spontanea, is a rare dermatological disease that most frequently affects men of African origin, characterized by a fibrous constrictive band that develops preferentially at the base of the 5th toe. The natural evolution of aïnhum can be described in four different stages, ranging from a simple fibrous band to self-amputation of the toe. The classic distinction is between "true" aïnhum of unknown cause, which would only affect people of African descent, and pseudo-aïnhum, which follows various causes. We present a case of aïnhum, at stage 2 of the pathology, treated with a Z-plasty on the 5th toe. The diagnosis is clinical, and the prognosis after early surgical treatment is favourable.

Keywords: Aïnhum; Dactylolysis Spontanea; Spontaneous Amputation


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Citation: Sébastien FIGIEL., et al. “Aïnhum (Dactylolysis Spontanea), A Rare Mutilant Disease : A Case Report". Acta Scientific Orthopaedics 5.10 (2022): 00-00.


Copyright: © 2022 Sébastien FIGIEL., et al This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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