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ABSTRACT
Sirenomelia, also known as mermaid syndrome, is a very rare fatal birth defect in which the lower limbs are fused together, giving them the appearance of a mermaid's tail. It is usually associated with abnormal kidney development and genital and rectal abnormalities hence its mortality. We report a case diagnosed postnatally in a tertiary hospital in the city of Yaounde.
RÉSUMÉ
La sirénomélie est une malformation rare, toujours fatale au cours de laquelle les deux membres inferieurs sont fusionnés, donnant au fœtus un aspect de queue de sirène. Elle est presque toujours associée à des malformations du tractus génito urinaire et du rectum qui sont à l’origine de la mortalité. nous reportons ici un cas de sirénomélie diagnostiquée à la naissance dans un hôpital tertiaire de la ville de Yaoundé.

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Sirenomelia postnatal Sub saharan Africa Sirenomélie posnatalité Afrique sub-saherienne

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Junie Annick, M. N. ., Wilfried Loïc, M. T., David, N. K. ., Amandine Pierre, B. ., Vanina, N. A. ., Pascale, M. ., Veronique, M. B. ., Madye, N. D. ., & Claude Cyrille, N. N. . (2022). Postnatal Diagnosis of Sirenomelia in a Tertiary Hospital in Sub-Saharan Africa : Where Do We Most Often Go Wrong? Sirénomélie de découverte postnatale dans un hôpital tertiaire en Afrique Sub-Saharien: difficultés diagnostiques. HEALTH SCIENCES AND DISEASE, 23(6). Retrieved from https://hsd-fmsb.org/index.php/hsd/article/view/3276

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