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Mermaid syndrome (sirenomelia)

Case contributed by Dr Hani Makky Al Salam


Multiple congential abnormalities

Patient Data

Age: Newborn

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
Published: 12th Apr 2010
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
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