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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 105

Limb body wall complex

1 Professor and Head, Department of Anatomy, Malla Reddy Medical College For Women (MRMCW), Hyderabad, India
2 Assistant Professor, MRMCW, Hyderabad, India

Correspondence Address:
N Ratnakar Rao
Flat No. 106, Block “A” Atlantic city, Deeptisrinagar, Madinaguda, Hyderabad- 500 050, Telangana
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2321-7006.302684

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A rare case of Limb body wall complex was observed during preparation of museum specimen in the department of Anatomy, Malla Reddy Medical College for Women, Hyderabad, Telangana. The fetus was given by Narayana Hrudayalaya Malla Reddy Hospital, Hyderabad few days ago. Limb body wall complex is a case of polymorphative fetal malformation syndrome of unknown etiology, which results in large defects in the body wall with evisceration of the contents of thorax and abdomen with Amelia of limb. It was first described by Van Allen, 1987. Approximately 250 cases have been reported in the literature so far. Clinical manifestations vary widely and include limb defects and visceral malformations (95% of cases) It is important to diagnose prenatally by alpha-fetoprotein estimation and ultrasonograpy followed by early termination of pregnancy

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