Sirenomelia within a One-Year Period at Fallujah General Hospital: Two Case Reports
Science Journal of Clinical Medicine
Volume 2, Issue 3, May 2013, Pages: 64-67
Received: Apr. 30, 2013; Published: May 2, 2013
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Samira Alaani, Fallujah general hospital ,Fallujah city ,Anbar province ,west of Iraq
Michael Musanzikwa, Lecturer at Chinhoyi University in the Department of Supply Chain Management
Abdulqadir Abdulkareem Murie, Clinical geneticist , Fallujah general hospital ,Fallujah city ,Anbar province ,west of Iraq
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Abstract
Sirenomelia also called as Mermaid Syndrome, is a rare congenital malformation of uncertain aetiology. It is characterised by fusion of the lower limbs and commonly associated with severe urogenital and gastrointestinal malformation. It should be suspected in antenatal period in cases presenting with severe oligohydramnios and intra-uterine growth retardation. This is a report of 2 cases of Sirenomelia in Fallujah general hospital within a period of about 1 yr., with an incidence of about 10.3 / 100.000 total births which was about 2 to 3 times the registered overall incidence.
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Sirenomelia, Fallujah General Hospital
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Samira Alaani, Michael Musanzikwa, Abdulqadir Abdulkareem Murie, Sirenomelia within a One-Year Period at Fallujah General Hospital: Two Case Reports, Science Journal of Clinical Medicine. Vol. 2, No. 3, 2013, pp. 64-67. doi: 10.11648/j.sjcm.20130203.11
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