sirenomelia


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symmelia

 [sim-e´le-ah]
a developmental anomaly characterized by apparent fusion of the lower limbs. There may be three feet (tripodial symmelia), two feet (dipodial symmelia), one foot (monopodial symmelia), or no feet (apodal symmelia or sirenomelia).

si·re·no·me·li·a

(sī'rĕ-nō-mē'lē-ă),
Union of the legs with partial or complete union of the feet.
See also: sympus.
[L. siren, G. seirēn, a siren]

sirenomelia

/si·reno·me·lia/ (si″ren-o-me´le-ah) apodal symmelia.

sirenomelia

[sī′rənəmē′lē·ə]
Etymology: Gk, seiren, mermaid, melos, limb
a congenital anomaly in which there is complete fusion of the lower extremities and no feet. Also called apodial symmelia. Compare dipodial symmelia, monopodial symmelia, tripodial symmelia. See also sirenomelus.
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Stillborn fetus with sirenomelia
A heterogeneous dysplastic complex that may be inherited—caudal regression syndrome—or teratogenic, characterised by fusion—symmelia—of legs with external leg rotation, musculoskeletal atrophy and clubfoot, and other anomalies—e.g., imperforate anus, uni- or bilateral agenesis of kidneys and/or genitalia, focal agenesis of lumbosacral spine, various viscera

si·re·no·me·li·a

(sī'rĕ-nō-mē'lē-ă )
Union of the legs with partial or complete fusion of the feet.
[L. siren, G. seirēn, a siren]
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Pointing to the "Mermaid Syndrome," the medical term being Sirenomelia, Fitzharris said that it could have inspired the stories regarding the mythical creature.
Cebocephaly, alobar holoprosencephaly, spina bifida, and sirenomelia in a still birth.
We report a case of sirenomelia who had a single umblical artery, renal agenesis, pulmoner hypoplasia, esophageal atresia, ventricular septal defect, anal atresia, intestinal atresia and who was lost at fifth hour of life.
1) It can be assumed that these creatures were probably individuals affected by sirenomelia, which is a rare and lethal congenital anomaly characterised by rotation and fusion of the lower extremity with medial position, fusion or absence of the fibulas, and abnormalities of the lumbar and sacral spines.
Shiloh Pepin was born with sirenomelia - or mermaid syndrome.
It follows six months in the life of Shiloh Pepin, born with a condition called sirenomelia, which is also known as mermaid syndrome, which left her legs fused together.
Our Daughter, the Mermaid (C4, 10pm) In this poignant documentary we hear about the remarkable little girl from Maine, USA who was born with sirenomelia or "mermaid syndrome".
Sirenomelia has left Shilah's two legs fused together and without a bladder, uterus, colon or vagina.
Milagros Cerron, whose first name means "miracles" in Spanish, was born with a rare congenital defect known as sirenomelia, or mermaid syndrome, which left her legs connected from her heels to her groin.
Milagros was born with a rare congenital defect known as sirenomelia, or "mermaid syndrome", which occurs in one out of every 70,000 births.
There are only three known cases worldwide of the rare congenital defect, sirenomelia, or "mermaid syndrome".
There have only been 300 cases of babies born alive with "mermaid syndrome" - also known as sirenomelia.