A prenatally diagnosed case of sirenomelia with dextrocardia and omphalocele

Cavaliere, Alessandro and Dinatale, Angela and Cardinale, Giovanna and Ermito, Santina and La Galia, Tindara and Circosta, Barbara and Imbruglia, Laura and Rapisarda, Giusy (2009) A prenatally diagnosed case of sirenomelia with dextrocardia and omphalocele. Journal of prenatal medicine, 3 (3). pp. 42-43. ISSN 1971-3290

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Objective: Sirenomelia (Mermaid syndrome) is a rare anomaly of caudal region of the body, presented with fusion of the lower limbs. Genito-urinary, gastro-intestinal, neural tube and vertebral anomalies are found in most cases. Methods: We present a case of sirenomelia diagnosed in the first tri-mester, associated with dextrocardia, and omphalocele Conclusion: First trimester diagnosis of sirenomielia is possible and early diagnosis gives the parents the option of early pregnancy termination.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Prenatal, diagnosis, sirenomielia, mermad syndrome
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 618 Altri rami della medicina; Ginecologia e ostetricia, Pediatria, Geriatria > 618.2 Ostetricia
Depositing User: Gianni Aiello
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2013 13:48
Last Modified: 16 May 2013 12:18
URI: http://eprints.bice.rm.cnr.it/id/eprint/4792

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