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First trimester diagnosis of sirenomelia.
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PMID:  16752437     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We present a case of sirenomelia diagnosed on a first trimester ultrasound at 10 weeks' gestation and confirmed on 3D-ultrasound and MRI. The pregnancy was terminated at 15 gestational weeks and the post-mortem examination, including RX and microscopy, is presented. The sirenomelia sequence is a rare and lethal anomaly characterized by fusion, rotation, hypotrophy or atrophy of the lower limbs and severe urogenital abnormalities leading to oligohydramnios in the second half of pregnancy. Our case illustrates that the diagnosis of sirenomelia can be reliably made in the first trimester.
J Van Keirsbilck; M Cannie; C Robrechts; T de Ravel; S Dymarkowski; T Van den Bosch; D Van Schoubroeck
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Prenatal diagnosis     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0197-3851     ISO Abbreviation:  Prenat. Diagn.     Publication Date:  2006 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-08-28     Completed Date:  2006-12-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8106540     Medline TA:  Prenat Diagn     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  684-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, A.Z. Heilig Hart, Tienen, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Abortion, Eugenic
Ectromelia / diagnosis*
Imaging, Three-Dimensional
Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
Pregnancy Trimester, First*
Ultrasonography, Prenatal*

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