Thursday, December 1, 2011

Girl with Mermaid Syndrome (Sirenomelia) - fused legs tail : the real life "Little Mermaid"

After her surgery
Almost every girl who has listened the stories of the mermaids or have watched the 'little mermaid' tv series dreams about becoming like her. But this thought is good only in imagination, in reality this is known  as a disease known as "Sirenomelia" which is commonly known as the "Mermaid Syndrome". This deformity results in the fusion of the legs to give it a tail like appearance similar to that of a Mermaid. This unique congenital deformity is so rare that it occurs in 1 out of every 1,00,000 babies born, thus it has a very rare probability rate of 0.00001, i.e. same as that of the probability of the birth of two conjoined baby twins. This deformity is not only limited to physical restrictions but it is also very fatal for the life and survival of a baby born with it because it results in abnormality in the development and functioning of the kidneys and urinary bladder. Thus it proves very fatal for the baby within few hours or 1-2 days of his/her birth.
But in the present era, medical science has so much grown and evolved that it has the solution to almost any problem associated with human body. Few time ago, a girl born with the mermaid syndrome was operated successfully to dis-join her fused legs, this resulted as the disband of her tail and now she can live a normal life very happily. The courage of this truly extra ordinary baby girl wonder and medical science resulted in the occurrence of this successful operation. Have a look at the photos of this girl born with this deformity, you will surely get amazed. 

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