Volume : IV, Issue : VIII, August - 2015

A Series of Sirenomelia (Apus, Unipus, Dipus)

Dr Virendra K. Kurrey, Dr. Pratima Beck

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Introduction : Sirenomelia (Mermaid Syndrome) is a rare and lethal congenital anomaly. It has been considered as an extreme form of caudal regression syndrome Characterized by fusion of the lower limbs giving a characteristic mermaidlike appearance to the affected fetus. Commonly associated with Genito-urinary, Gastrointestinal, and Cardiovascular and Neural tube anomalies with an incidence of 1.5-4.2 per 100,000 births. There are approximately 300 cases reported in the literature, 15% of which are associated with twinning, most often monozygotic. Series report : Here we are reporting three cases of different type of sirenomelia, symelia apus, symelia unipus, symelia dipus. Conclusion : Prognosis of mermaid syndrome is very poor because of the condition involves variable major anomalies.

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Dr Virendra K. Kurrey, Dr, Pratima Beck A Series of Sirenomelia (Apus, Unipus, Dipus) Global Journal For Research Analysis, Vol: 4, Issue: 8 August 2015


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