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MARINO MAGDARIAGA, Dora Lesbia  and  ALVAREZ LEON, Mabel. Tetra-amelia syndrome: a case report. MEDISAN [online]. 2020, vol.24, n.2, pp.263-267.  Epub Apr 24, 2020. ISSN 1029-3019.

A still born male baby with tetra-amelia syndrome is reported, with craniofacial abnormalities and pulmonary agenesis. It presented complete absence of all four limbs in association with cleft lip and palate on the right side. The mother medical history revealed no remarkable details. The fetus died shortly after its birth. The embryonic correlation of the case is discussed. Proper health education, antenatal screening and genetic counseling can reduce the risk of such congenital anomalies.

Keywords : tetra-amelia syndrome; still born; genetic disorders; malformations.

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