Congenital absence of flexor pollicis longus tendon without associated anomalies of thumb hypoplasia: a case report and review of the literature.

@article{Demirseren2007CongenitalAO,
  title={Congenital absence of flexor pollicis longus tendon without associated anomalies of thumb hypoplasia: a case report and review of the literature.},
  author={Mustafa Erol Demirseren and Kamran Afandiyev and Mustafa Durgun and Kasim Kiliçarslan and Mehmet Yorubulut},
  journal={Hand},
  year={2007},
  volume={2 4},
  pages={184-7}
}
In this paper, we report a case of a 14-year-old girl with congenital aplasia of the flexor pollicis longus tendon who had no other associated anomalies of thumb hypoplasia and no trauma history. Flexor pollicis longus tendon anomalies are rare; several types of this congenital anomaly have been reported in the literature. The diagnosis should be considered if a patient is unable to flex the interphalangeal joint of the thumb. A hypoplastic thumb or an absent interphalangeal joint crease may be… CONTINUE READING
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