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Buschke-Ollendorff Syndrome and Bilateral Cutaneous Syndactyly


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Abstract:  A 3-year-old boy presented with asymptomatic elastomas on the posterior trunk. Radiographic studies revealed osteopoikilosis, confirming the diagnosis of Buschke-Ollendorff syndrome. The patient had a history of bilateral simple cutaneous syndactyly, which has not been previously reported with this condition. Buschke-Ollendorff syndrome is a rare autosomal-dominant disorder characterized by connective tissue nevi and osteopoikilosis. Several associated systemic abnormalities have been reported, but morbidity and mortality are generally not affected.

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