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Sirenomelia with major cardiac anomalies

R T Saggers, R Charlton, P Nongena, S C Velaphi

Abstract


Sirenomelia is a rare and serious congenital anomaly characterised by fusion of the lower limbs, usually a single umbilical artery and malformations of the genitourinary and gastrointestinal tracts. In this report, we present clinical and radiological features, as well as autopsy findings, in a patient with sirenomelia diagnosed at the time of delivery. Major cardiac defects were observed, namely transposition of the great vessels and a hypoplastic left ventricle.

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R T Saggers, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital and Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

R Charlton, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital and Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

P Nongena, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, New Somerset Hospital and Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, South Africa

S C Velaphi, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital and Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

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South African Journal of Child Health 2021;15(4):224.

Article History

Date submitted: 2022-02-01
Date published: 2022-02-01

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