Summary: Syndactyly is a term used to describe webbed or conjoined digits (fingers or toes). It may occur as an isolated finding or may be a symptom of a genetic syndrome. There are over 300 genetic syndromes that involve syndactyly ...1

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Causes of Syndactyly

Cause: During normal embryonic (fetal) development, the hand initially forms in the shape of a paddle, and then eventually splits into separate fingers. Syndactyly results when one or more fingers fail to separate during this time.[1, 4] Research continues ...2

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Causes List for Syndactyly

Some possible causes of Syndactyly or similar disorders may include:3

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Types of Syndactyly

Some of the types of this condition may include:4 Types of Syndactyly:

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Names and Terminology

Related Diseases: The following diseases are related to Syndactyly. If you have a question about any of these diseases, you can contact GARD.

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  1. Source: GARD (NIH): diseases/ 13181/ syndactyly
  2. ibid.
  3. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  4. Source: Human Phenotype Ontology

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