Edema of the Hand
Congenital lymphedema is a frequent finding in those patients who are subsequently diagnosed with Turner's syndrome. Although not all edema is related to Turner's syndrome, the diagnosis should be considered in infants who have this finding. Other physical findings associated with this disorder include short stature, short fourth metacarpal, webbed neck, high palate and nail dysplasia. In the photo above, the edema of the hand is striking. In this case, Turner's syndrome was the underlying diagnosis.
photo by David A Clark, MD