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[Sirenomelia--prenatal diagnosis and clinical consequences of a rare abnormality].

Abstract

Sirenomelia or the mermaid syndrome is a rare birth defect, often combined with severe malformations of the urogenital system and the lower gastrointestinal tract. The incidence is about one case in 60,000. Ultrasound can be very important in early detection of this deformity. Because of the high incidence of oligohydramnios amnioninfusion could be helpful. Also a magnetic resonance radiographia in the prenatal period could be performed. We report three cases of sirenomelia and in addition the literature is reviewed and discussed.

Authors

Heyl W, Funk A, Grün M, Rath W

Institution

Frauenklinik für Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe, Medizinischen Fakultät, RWTH Aachen.

Source

Zeitschrift für Geburtshilfe und Neonatologie 202:3 pg 121-6

MeSH

Abnormalities, Multiple
Adult
Ectromelia
Fatal Outcome
Female
Fetus
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Pregnancy
Prenatal Diagnosis
Ultrasonography, Prenatal

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
English Abstract
Journal Article

Language

ger

PubMed ID

9715528