Mermaid Syndrome

  • Md Abu Bakkar Siddique Department of Paediatric Medicine, Chittaranjan Seva Sadan College of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Child Health, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
  • Sudip Saha Department of Paediatric Medicine, Chittaranjan Seva Sadan College of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Child Health, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
  • Kallol Bose Department of Paediatric Medicine, Chittaranjan Seva Sadan College of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Child Health, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
  • Sudipta Ghorai Department of Paediatric Medicine, Chittaranjan Seva Sadan College of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Child Health, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
  • Kalimuddin Khan Department of Paediatric Medicine, Chittaranjan Seva Sadan College of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Child Health, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Keywords: Mermaid syndrome, Sirenomelia, Caudal regression

Abstract

We report a case of sirenomelia baby (Mermaid syndrome) born to a twenty three years old female at 37 weeks of gestation. Sirenomelia is characterized by fusion of the lower limbs with absent kidneys, absent external genitalia and other gastrointestinal defects. It results from the failure of normal vascular supply from the lower aorta in vitro, maternal Diabetes mellitus has been associated with caudal regression syndrome and sirenomelia.

 

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Author Biographies

Md Abu Bakkar Siddique, Department of Paediatric Medicine, Chittaranjan Seva Sadan College of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Child Health, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Junior Resident

Sudip Saha, Department of Paediatric Medicine, Chittaranjan Seva Sadan College of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Child Health, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Associate Professor

Kallol Bose, Department of Paediatric Medicine, Chittaranjan Seva Sadan College of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Child Health, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Assistant Professor

Sudipta Ghorai, Department of Paediatric Medicine, Chittaranjan Seva Sadan College of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Child Health, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Senior Resident

Kalimuddin Khan, Department of Paediatric Medicine, Chittaranjan Seva Sadan College of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Child Health, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Junior Resident

Published
2019-01-11
How to Cite
Siddique, M. A., Saha, S., Bose, K., Ghorai, S., & Khan, K. (2019). Mermaid Syndrome. Journal of Nepal Paediatric Society, 38(2), 132-134. https://doi.org/10.3126/jnps.v38i2.18802
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Case Reports