THE MAFFUCCI SYNDROME: A RARE CASE REPORT
The Maffucci syndrome is a rare genetic disorder that affects both males and females. It is characterized by a benign tumor of the cartilage (enchondroma), bone deformities, and dark, irregularly shaped hemangiomas. It was first reported by Angelo Maffucci in 1881 -after a forty-year old woman died from complication following amputation of an arm. We are presenting Maffucci syndrome in a 15-year old Ethiopian female. To our knowledge so far, there is no such documented report from Ethiopia.