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Maffucci Syndrome

Abstract

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NORD is very grateful to John B. Mulliken, MD, Co-Director, Vascular Anomalies Center; Director, Craniofacial Center, Boston Children’s Hospital, for assistance in the preparation of this report.

Synonyms of Maffucci Syndrome

  • No synonyms found.

Disorder Subdivisions

  • No subdivisions found.

General Discussion

Maffucci syndrome is an extremely rare disorder characterized by benign overgrowths of cartilage (enchondromas), skeletal deformities and skin lesions composed of abnormal blood vessels. Enchondromas arise in bones, most frequently in the hands and feet and less often in the legs and long bones of the arm.

Organizations related to Maffucci Syndrome

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