FootGigantism of the Foot: Our Experience in Seven CasesTurra, S. M.D.; Santini, S. M.D.*; Cagnoni, G. M.D.†; Jacopetti, T. M.D.†Author Information From the Institute of Clinical Orthopaedics, University of Padova,*Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Hospital of Treviso, and†Department of Pediatric Plastic Surgery, General Hospital of Padova, Padova, Italy. Study conducted at the Institute of Clinical Orthopaedics, University of Padova and the General Hospital of Padova, Padova, Italy Address correspondence and reprint requests to Dr. S. Santini, via Montello n. 5, 35013 Cittadella (Padova), Italia. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics: May 1998 - Volume 18 - Issue 3 - p 337-345 Buy Abstract We report our experience in seven patients with congenital gigantism of the foot with the following diagnoses: neurofibromatosis (two), fibrolipomatosis(two), Proteus syndrome (two), and idiopathic localized gigantism (one). Our purpose is to introduce a new classification of foot gigantism, based on the concept of “neuroinduction.” In our experience, intraoperative examination and subsequent histologic examination show consistently pathologic findings in the plantar nerve and its terminal branches in the foot affected by gigantism. Limited surgical treatment was used in five patients. To prevent forefoot enlargement and recurrence of deformity, we suggest complete ray resection. We evaluated our results using radiographs, functional status, and cosmetic considerations. © Lippincott-Raven Publishers.