International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Case Studies | Obstetrics and Gynecology | India | Volume 13 Issue 3, March 2024


Sirenomelia: Mermaid Syndrome - Fantasy or Fact

Dr. Shainaz Tabassum [2] | Dr. H. E Ramaraju | Dr. Anagha Shyam Prasad [2]


Abstract: The mermaid syndrome (Sirenomelia) is an extremely rare anomaly, with an incidence of 0.8 - 1in 100, 000 live births, in which a newborn is born with legs fused together featuring a mermaid like appearance, an evolutionary defect in caudal region with degrees of leg adhesion, causing complete absence of lower limb. About 300 cases have been reported in the world literature so far, with 14 reported from India.


Keywords: sirenomelia, mermaid syndrome, congenital anomaly, antenatal care, fused legs, potter's facies


Edition: Volume 13 Issue 3, March 2024,


Pages: 773 - 775


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