Medical cases gallery: Rare and severe birth defectsApril 25, 2011 | 9:11 pm | Gallery cases | No Comment
Birth defects are a result of Syndromes, Gene mutations, Infections during pregnancy, toxicities of drugs and metals,and environmental factors. Combinations of these factors often play a role is severe deformities.Here are Six Rarest and most severe congenital anomalies or birth defects seen by mankind.
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A. Profound Fusion of Siamese Twin- A severe deformity of the infant is actually due to a Fused siamese twin. Called Profound fusion of siamese twin. ( Source unclear)
B.”Mermaid syndrome” also known as sirenomelia due to fusion of two limbs. Shiloh Pepin, who was born with fused legs, a rare condition often called “mermaid syndrome, died at the age of10.(The Huffington post)
C. Hydrops Fetalis with Cystic hygroma in neck. A severely deformed child born dead. (this photo was taken yesterday @ al Hilal Hospital in Ramallah … for a 21 week fetus who was aborted”)
D.Harlequin baby-”Harlequin fetus” and “Ichthyosis congenita gravior”, a skin disease, is the most severe form of congenital ichthyosis. Synonymous with Harlequin ichthyosis, ichthyosis congenita, Ichthyosis fetalis,keratosis diffusa fetalis, “Harlequin fetus”,and “Ichthyosis congenita gravior”
E. Synophthalmia- A severly malformed child with cyclopia (cyclocephaly or synophthalmia) is a rare form of holoprosencephaly.
F. Baby named Laxmi, India was born with 4 arms and 4 legs but later corrective surgery was done. Now she is normal.
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