Our case not only is of anatomicopathologic interest because of the rarity of the condition but also has a clinical aspect. For these reasons we have thought it worth recording.
REPORT OF A CASE
Vera K., born on Oct. 16, 1946, was the first child of healthy parents. She was six weeks premature, the weight at birth being 2,000 Gm. There was no asphyxia. The right foot had six toes; no other anomalies were seen. The mother's pregnancy had been undisturbed.On the second day the child was admitted to St. John's Hospital because of her premature birth. It was noted that she had difficulty in nursing and vomited frequently. Meconium appeared in the napkins.On examination, on October 19, the child was whining as though in pain. The facies forboded mental debility. Slight icterus was present. In addition to the polydactyly, there was dystopia ani anterior, the anus being