n South African Journal of Child Health - Polythelia and supernumerary cervical and thoracic vertebrae : case report

Volume 2, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1994-3032
  • E-ISSN: 1999-7671



We present the case of an 11-year-old boy with an elongated neck and chest. Both the cervical and the thoracic spine carried one supernumerary vertebra. This was accompanied by symmetrical polythelia (i.e.additional nipples). To our knowledge this is first publication of a case presenting with this collection of features.

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