Mermaid syndrome: virtually no hope for survival.

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_4735FF37A855
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Sous-type
Etude de cas (case report): rapporte une observation et la commente brièvement.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Mermaid syndrome: virtually no hope for survival.
Périodique
Pediatric Surgery International
Auteur(s)
Lutz N., Meyrat B.J., Guignard J.P., Hohlfeld J.
ISSN
0179-0358 (Print)
ISSN-L
0179-0358
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2004
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
20
Numéro
7
Pages
559-561
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Case Reports ; Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
Résumé
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.
Mots-clé
Abnormalities, Multiple, Ectromelia/pathology, Fatal Outcome, Female, Humans, Infant, Newborn, Lower Extremity Deformities, Congenital/pathology
Pubmed
Web of science
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28/01/2008 10:09
Dernière modification de la notice
03/03/2018 16:49
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