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Maffucci syndrome is an extremely rare disorder characterized by benign overgrowths of cartilage (enchondromas), skeletal deformities, and dark red, irregular shaped patches of skin, resulting from benign growths on the skin consisting of a mass of blood vessels (hemangiomas). Enchondromas are most often found in certain bones (phalanges) of the hands and feet. Skeletal malformations may include legs that are disproportionate in length. In many cases, bones may tend to fracture easily. Hemangiomas usually appear during early childhood and may be progressive. The exact cause of Maffucci syndrome is unknown.
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