Simpus Apus Sirenomelia – A case report of a rare congenital anomaly

  • Amit Agrawal
  • Jyotsna Shrivastava

Abstract

Sirenomelia, also known as “mermaid syndrome”, is a rare congenital deformity of uncertain etiology. Sirenomelia is
characterized by complete or partial fusion of lower limbs, giving the appearance of the tail of a ‘mermaid’. This syndrome is
almost always lethal due to associated congenital visceral abnormalities such as severe lung hypoplasia, and abnormalities of
the kidneys, large intestines, and genitalia. We hereby, report a case of sirenomeila due to rarity of this condition and term live
birth.

Keywords: Caudal regression syndrome, Mermaid syndrome, Newborn, Potter’s facies, Sirenomelia
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Agrawal, A., & Shrivastava, J. (2017). Simpus Apus Sirenomelia – A case report of a rare congenital anomaly. Indian Journal of Case Reports, 1(2), 53-56. Retrieved from https://atharvapub.net/IJCR/article/view/515
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