FETAL UPPER LIMBS AMELIA: A Case Report and Literature Review

Clementine UWIZEYEMARIYA

Abstract


Amelia is complete absence of a limb that presents as an isolated defect or with associated malformations. Congenital limb defects are rare fetal anomalies with a birth prevalence of 0.55 per 1,000. Amelia is an extremely rare birth defect marked by the complete absence of one or more limbs. We present the case of a female fetus born with upper limbs amelia discovered on birth from intermarriage. Our observation supports the hypothesis that this malformation is a genetic defect.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1000/ijsmr.v1i6.110

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