Chances to inherit Syndactyly (webbed fingers)

Patient

Q: Is it possible to marry a lady having the condition Syndactyly. i want to know whether it cause any abnormality to the child? i read in an article the condition associated with 28 syndromes (like Apert's syndrome, amniotic band syndrome) and 50% chances is there to inherit the same to progeny so please leave your opinion in detail

Doctor

A:    There are no exact numbers about inheritance percentages, but I can tell you that roughly 10-40% is familial with a very variable pattern of inheritance. Syndactyly is the most common congenital malformation and is seen in 1 out of 2000-3000 live births. It is also a share feature of more than 28 syndromes (including Apert as you mentioned) but it can be seen as an unique feature no associated with other conditions, and nonhereditary. It tends to occur more commonly in males than females (2:1).

Related Q&A

Q: Hi, I have had this on my penis since mid Oct (3 months). It has not been any change in its color or development is ...

Q: I have my period and its like slimy blood clot like i gave birth 16 weeks ago. Is this normal at all its not like a n...

Q: I recently bought a 1 litre water bottle that you drink between 8-1 and then fill up and drink again between 1-6 (I w...

Q: My 19 month old granddaughter was a wonderful eater & now she will barely eat anything? I have started giving her...

Q: I was on birth control last month to get my hormones back in control before trying for a baby again. I took to from D...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews