Duplication of a lower extremity, and more especially of a foot, has been reported infrequently and at wide intervals in the medical literature. Smook1 reported a case of hyperdactylia which, when examined more closely, was apparently an embryonic attempt at double foot formation. Gould and Pyle2 cited the case of a female infant with a cloven or double foot, and Mayer and Sashin3 reported a genuine double foot, the components of which were joined side-by-side and which was treated successfully by surgical operation. Another author4 presented a series of several severely deformed fetuses having doubly formed extremities.
We submit the following case report concerning a pedal anomaly the exact nature of which apparently is unique or has never been recorded in the medical literature.
REPORT OF A CASE
A man 53 years of age first registered at the clinic for diagnosis and treatment of episodes of
HAYDEN WDG, MURRAY RA. Pedal AnomalyReport of a Case. AMA Arch Surg. 1956;72(3):421-425. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1956.01270210051008