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leg smaller than the other

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 9, 2007
  • 04:13 PM

My 5 year old daughter has developed a leg that is smaller (thinner) than the other and possibly just a little shorter (1 mm), not sure about that. They have diagnosed her with hemihypertrophy (one leg larger). I am wondering instead if it could be related to the cardiac cath she had as a baby. (She had heart problems as well) They said they had a hard time getting in her left leg (the one that is now smaller) with the catheter. I am wondering if the vein was damaged from the cath and that is what is causing the leg to grow smaller.
Any advice would be helpful.
Thanks,
Shelly

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  • Probably the other way around. They couldn't get the catheter in because the femoral artery was smaller than expected.
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