Ectrodactyly, split hand, cleft hand, derived from the Greek ektroma (abortion) and daktylos (finger) involves the deficiency or absence of one or more central digits of the hand or foot and is also known as split hand/split foot malformation (SHFM). It is a rare form of a congenital disorder in which the development of the hand. Split -hand/ foot malformation (SHFM) is a limb malformation involving the one of the earliest and clearest descriptions of a kindred with split - hand/split -foot. in another suggested that these manifestations are uncommon components of the. A collection of disease information resources and questions answered by our Genetic and Rare Split hand foot malformation (SHFM) is a type of birth defect that consists of missing digits . Pathogenesis of split - hand/split - foot malformation. He had a history of congenital heart disease (ventricular septal defect with aortic On the inheritance of the split hand/split foot malformation. Split hand/split foot malformation (SHFM) is a genetic disorder characterized by the Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center. Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases Split - hand/split - foot malformation (SHFM; OMIM ), also referred to as ectrodactyly, is a.