Sirenomelia: Mermaid deformity on fetal MR imaging

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Upshaw, Charles; Roda, Manohar; Khan, Majid;

This case involves the rare congenital disorder Sirenomelia, a diagnosis initially suspected during prenatal ultrasound and later confirmed by prenatal MRI. Sirenomelia, or mermaid syndrome, is mainly characterized by variable fusion of the lower limbs and by genitourin... View more
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