Case Report: Left Hand Acheiria in 3 Newborns within a Period of 3 Months during the Year 2011 in Fallujah General Hospital
Clinical Medicine Research
Volume 2, Issue 4, July 2013, Pages: 84-88
Received: Jul. 7, 2013; Published: Aug. 20, 2013
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Samira Telfah Alaani, Pediatric Department, Fallujah General Hospital, Fallujah, Anbar province, Iraq, 00964
Abdulkadir Abdulkareem Miri'e, Clinical geneticist, Fallujah General Hospital, Fallujah, Anbar province, Iraq, 00964
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Abstract
We present 3 sporadic cases of congenital left hand Acheiria, a rare congenital defect, In one case (male), left hand Acheiria is associated with left radial hemimelia , in the other 2 cases (both are females) ,there is only congenital absence of left hand ( Acheiria) ,with completely normal left forearm & other 3 limbs. The absence of any contributory family or drug history and the normal chromosomal study in the 3 cases lead us to the belief that their occurrence may be linked to environmental contamination. To the best of our knowledge, there is dearth of information on these anomalies in the literatures, & their management remains achallenge.
Keywords
Acheiria, Hemimelia, Fallujah General Hospital
To cite this article
Samira Telfah Alaani, Abdulkadir Abdulkareem Miri'e, Case Report: Left Hand Acheiria in 3 Newborns within a Period of 3 Months during the Year 2011 in Fallujah General Hospital, Clinical Medicine Research. Vol. 2, No. 4, 2013, pp. 84-88. doi: 10.11648/j.cmr.20130204.19
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