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Maffucci syndrome

Pronunciation: ma-fu'che

Definition: enchondromas of the limbs in association with venous and lymphaticovenous malformation; propensity to develop other benign or malignant tumors. The ipsilateral lower limb is usually involved, but the ipsilateral upper extremity or (rarely) a contralateral lower limb (usually isolated) may be included. Abdomen, flank, and back may rarely be included.

Synonym(s): dyschondroplasia with hemangiomas, Kast syndrome

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