Mermaid Syndrome

Md Abu Bakkar Siddique, Sudip Saha, Kallol Bose, Sudipta Ghorai, Kalimuddin Khan
2019 Journal of Nepal Paediatric Society  
We report a case of sirenomelia baby (Mermaid syndrome) born to a twenty three years old female at 37 weeks of gestation. Sirenomelia is characterized by fusion of the lower limbs with absent kidneys, absent external genitalia and other gastrointestinal defects. It results from the failure of normal vascular supply from the lower aorta in vitro, maternal Diabetes mellitus has been associated with caudal regression syndrome and sirenomelia.
doi:10.3126/jnps.v38i2.18802 fatcat:vzl4bc32gzfnjl5ep2uua3wxvq