Mermaid syndrome (sirenomelia)

Case contributed by Dr Hani Salam

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Multiple congential abnormalities

Patient Data

Age: Newborn
Modality: X-ray

There are multiple congential abnormalities including conjoined lower limbs, abnormal radial rays, mid-spinal hemivertebra and left sided diaphragmatic hernia.

Case Discussion

Newborn with features consistent with mermaid syndrome (sirenomelia), associated with radial ray syndrome, possible congenital diaphragmatic hernia and/or bowel obstruction, and features of advanced surfactant deficiency disease.  

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Case Information

rID: 9402
Case created: 12th Apr 2010
Last edited: 4th Dec 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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