Sirenomelia: a review of embryogenic theories and discussion of the differences from caudal regression syndrome.

@article{Kaygusuz2016SirenomeliaAR,
  title={Sirenomelia: a review of embryogenic theories and discussion of the differences from caudal regression syndrome.},
  author={Ecmel Isik Kaygusuz and Meryem Kurek Eken and Oya Nermin Sivrikoz and Handan Cetiner},
  journal={The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians},
  year={2016},
  volume={29 6},
  pages={949-53}
}
OBJECTIVE To discuss the pathological features of sirenomelia in the light of our 10 cases and review the current theories. METHODS We identified 10 patients with sirenomelia from our hospital database. All clinical details and the autopsy features of 10 cases were noted. RESULTS Of the 10 children with sirenomelia seven had bilateral renal agenesis, three had bladder agenesis and one had a renal hypoplasia. Single umbilical artery was found in 60% of children with sirenomelia. External… CONTINUE READING