Share this Article
Singapore Med J 2008; 49(4):e93-e95
Isolated accessory limb of lower eyelid with multiple dermal appendages
Sen R, Pratap A, Agrawal A, Adhikary S, Pandey SR
Correspondence: Dr Akshay Pratap, email@example.com
We report the first case in the English literature of an isolated occurrence of accessory limb with multiple dermal appendages in a ten-month-old boy. This condition presented at birth as a limb bud below the left eyelid, multiple dermal appendages in the adjacent part of the face below the left orbit and on the upper part of the face. No anomalies of the ocular structures or central nervous system were identified. Accessory limb with multiple dermal appendages, in the absence of a congenital cystic eye, is an extremely rare condition representing a benign aberration in the developing musculoskeletal system. We present the first of such a case and endeavour to explain the embryological basis behind it.
Keywords: accessory limb bud, congenital cystic eye, dermal appendages
Singapore Med J 2008; 49(4): e93-e95