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  • n. A rare congenital deformity in which the legs are fused together, giving them the appearance of a mermaid's tail.

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  • Being born with "mermaid syndrome," also known as sirenomelia, meant that the Kennebunkport girl had only one partially working kidney, no lower colon or genital organs and legs fused from the waist down.

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  • Shiloh was born with "mermaid syndrome," also known as sirenomelia, and Shiloh only had one partially working kidney, no lower colon or genital organs and her legs were fused from the waist down.

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  • Nine-month-old Milagros Cerron has sirenomelia, a rare condition characterized by fused legs and feet.

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    October 26, 2009

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    October 26, 2009

  • "Being born with "mermaid syndrome," also known as sirenomelia, meant that the Kennebunkport girl had only one partially working kidney, no lower colon or genital organs and legs fused from the waist down."
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    October 26, 2009

  • Mermaid syndrome takes more than a few quick personal loans and some pills to live through. Mermaid Syndrome, or Sirenomelia is a condition in which the two legs are joined together, making one leg in effect. It is usually accompanied by kidney dysfunction and bladder problems. Death occurs within one to two days of birth.

    September 25, 2009