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Tetra amelia syndrome

Authors:R Dutta, M J Phukon
Int J Biol Med Res. 2012; 3(2): 1835 -1836  |  PDF File


A still born male baby with tetra amelia syndrome is reported , which showed absence of all four limb along with craniofacial abnormalities . Localised malformations of the limbs include absence of bone, extra bones , hypoplastic bones and fusions. Complete absence of a limb is called amelia , almost complete absence with a mere stub remaining phocomelia and partial absence ectromelia . The defects may be transverse or axial . The embryonic correlation of the case is discussed.