Mermaid syndrome: virtually no hope for survival.

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serval:BIB_4735FF37A855
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
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Publications
Institution
Title
Mermaid syndrome: virtually no hope for survival.
Journal
Pediatric Surgery International
Author(s)
Lutz N., Meyrat B.J., Guignard J.P., Hohlfeld J.
ISSN
0179-0358 (Print)
ISSN-L
0179-0358
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2004
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
20
Number
7
Pages
559-561
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Case Reports ; Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
Sirenomelia, also called the mermaid syndrome is a severe malformation involving multiple organs and characterized by partially or completely developed lower extremities fused by the skin. The birth of a "mermaid" is very rare (1.2-4.2 cases for 100,000 births); most are stillborn, or die at or shortly after birth. The case of a living female neonate with dipodic simelia (fusion of well-developed legs) is presented. No prenatal diagnosis was made and the newborn had an uneventful neonatal course following Cesarean section delivery. The complex and striking malformation was obvious at birth and further evaluation revealed very poorly functioning kidneys, associated with abnormal anorectum, urogenital tract, and external genitalia, as well as a pelvic malformation. Supportive care was applied because of the poor prognosis and the child died at 7 weeks of age, due to renal failure.
Keywords
Abnormalities, Multiple, Ectromelia/pathology, Fatal Outcome, Female, Humans, Infant, Newborn, Lower Extremity Deformities, Congenital/pathology
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Web of science
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Yes
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