Macrodactylia fibrolipomatosis is a specific type of macrodactyly that is noticed right after a baby is born. Macrodactyly is a condition where extra tissue and larger bone size causes the baby’s fingers and toes to be larger than average. Sometimes this only happens to one or a few fingers or toes. Typically, this only occurs on one side of the body, such as just one hand or one foot. This condition has been linked with tumors that block or restrict nerves leading to fingers and toes.
This condition is typically noticed by doctors or parents immediately after birth due to the obvious atypical size of fingers and toes. Treatment for this condition involves surgery on the hands or feet. If you or a family member has been diagnosed with macrodactylia fibrolipomatosis, talk with your doctor about the most current treatment options as well as signs that you may need immediate medical attention. Support groups are also good sources for support and information that you may consider contacting.