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Am J Med Genet. 1993 Feb 1;45(3):292-6.

Long term survival of an infant with sirenomelia.

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  • 1Department of Medical Genetics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.


We report on a 3-month-old infant whose sirenomelia was diagnosed prenatally. The infant is neurologically normal and has "fusion" of the lower limbs with associated renal dysplasia, imperforate anus, pelvic and sacral "dysplasia," and genital abnormalities. In addition she has a preauricular skin tag and rib fusion. The infant's anomalies are compatible with life and surgical separation of the lower limbs is planned.

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