Fibular Hemimelia and Tracheo-Esophageal Fistula in Anewborn in Fallujah General Hospital: A Case Report
Science Journal of Clinical Medicine
Volume 4, Issue 5, September 2015, Pages: 96-98
Received: Aug. 13, 2015;
Accepted: Aug. 25, 2015;
Published: Sep. 3, 2015
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Samira T. Abdulghani Alaani, MB. CH. B. DCH, Central Committee of Birth Defects Registration and Follow up, Fallujah General Hospital, Fallujah, Iraq
Abdulqadir Abdulkareem Alrawi, MB. CH. B. Clinical Geneticist, Central Committee of Birth Defects Registration and Follow up, Fallujah General Hospital, Fallujah, Iraq
Fibular hemimelia is the congenital absence of the fibula and is the most common congenital absence of long bone of the extrimities. It is arare disorder, it may occur as isolated anomaly or as apart of malformation syndrome. The case was reported because it was the 1st diagnosed and documented case in our hospital and because of the rare association with tracheoesophageal Fistula. Case report: Bilateral fibular hemimelia was reported in male newborn in Fallujah general hospital. Both fibulae were totally absent& the tibiae showed anterior bowing, both feet showed marked equinovalgus deformity. The bone defect was associated with tracheoesophageal fistula.Conclusion: Our case was considered rare because of it's association with trachea-esophageal fistula, It passed undiagnosed prenataly because there was no antenatal care. Effective plans should be put to raise awareness of the importance and the seriousness of antenatal care and improve facilities of early prenatal detection of congenital anomailies and to follow strict registration system of these anomalies.
Samira T. Abdulghani Alaani,
Abdulqadir Abdulkareem Alrawi,
Fibular Hemimelia and Tracheo-Esophageal Fistula in Anewborn in Fallujah General Hospital: A Case Report, Science Journal of Clinical Medicine.
Vol. 4, No. 5,
2015, pp. 96-98.
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