Sirenomelia. Pathological features, antenatal ultrasonographic clues, and a review of current embryogenic theories.

@article{Valenzano1999SirenomeliaPF,
  title={Sirenomelia. Pathological features, antenatal ultrasonographic clues, and a review of current embryogenic theories.},
  author={Mario Menada Valenzano and Rodolfo Paoletti and Alessandra Rossi and D Farinini and Giacomo Garlaschi and Ezio Fulcheri},
  journal={Human reproduction update},
  year={1999},
  volume={5 1},
  pages={82-6}
}
We aimed to discuss the prenatal diagnosis and pathological features of sirenomelia, and to review current embryogenic theories. We observed two sirenomelic fetuses that were at the 19th and 16th gestational week respectively. In the former, transvaginal ultrasound revealed severe oligohydramnios and internal abortion, whereas bilateral renal agenesis… CONTINUE READING