Mermaids are real !! Sirenomelia: A case of mermaid baby

  • Anupama Praveen Gupta Government Medical College, Nagpur, India
  • Sanjay Nanaji Parate Government Medical College, Nagpur, India
  • Dinkar Kumbhalkar Government Medical College, Nagpur, India
Keywords: Sirenomelia, Mermaid, Polymalformative Syndrome


We report a case of sirenomelia baby (mermaid syndrome) born to a thirty years old female at 36 weeks of gestation. It is a rare syndrome in which there is fusion of lower limbs.Classification of caudal regression syndrome (CRS) from sirenomelia is still debated. According to some authors, this syndrome should be classified separately from caudal regression syndrome and is likely to be the result of an abnormality taking place during the fourth gestational week, causing developmental abnormalities in the lower extremities, pelvis, genitalia, urinary tract and digestive organs. Despite recent progress in pathology, the etiopathogenesis of sirenomelia is still debated. 

Author Biographies

Anupama Praveen Gupta, Government Medical College, Nagpur, India
Assistant professor in Pathology, Govt Medical college, nagpur, India
Sanjay Nanaji Parate, Government Medical College, Nagpur, India
Associate Professor in Pathology, GMC, Nagpur
Dinkar Kumbhalkar, Government Medical College, Nagpur, India
Professsor and Head of department, Department of Pathology, GMC, Nagpur


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