Monday, August 24, 2009

MFS - Strange But True - People 6


Sirenomelia or Mermaid Syndrome is a very rare congenital deformity in which the legs are fused together, giving the appearance of a mermaid's tail.
This condition is found in approximately one out of every 100,000 live births (about as rare as conjoined twins) and is usually fatal within a day or two of birth because of complications associated with abnormal kidney and bladder development and function. It results from a failure of normal vascular supply from the lower aorta in utero. Read more about it on MFS,with videoclip one of the 3 surviving children with this rare condition.


  1. wow amazing collection.. thanks.. i enjoy it!

  2. nice information given why dont you give tips on how such deformities can be avoided at the outset in public interest


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