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Possible Causes For Sirenomelia deformity - Causes

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Congenital, Developmental Disorders
Sirenomelia Deformity
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Accutane (ITR) embryopathy syndrome
Synonyms
Mermaid sirenomelia, Mermaid sirenomelia (disorder), Siren, Sirenoform monster, Sirenoform monster (disorder), Sirenomelia, Sirenomelia mermaid or sympus, Sirenomelus, Symelia, Symmelia, Symmelus, Sympodia, Sympus, Sympus apus, Syrenomelus
Definition

The sirenomelia known too as “Mermaid Syndrome” is a congenital deformity where the legs are glued together and that makes them look like mermaid tails. What causes the Sirenomelia is the failure of a normal vascular supply from the lower aorta in the utero.

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