Dorsal Spinal Arthrodesis in a Patient with Tetra-amelia
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Tetra-amelia is a syndrome characterized by absence (complete) for all four members and anomalies involving the skull and face (cleft lip/cleft palate, micrognathia, microtia, no nose septum, choanal atresia, absence of nose), eyes (microphthalmia, microcornea, cataracts, coloboma, eyelid fusion), urogenital system (renal agenesis, persistent cloaca, no external genitalia, atresia of the vagina), anus (atresia), heart, lungs (hypoplasia/ aplasia), the skeleton (hypoplasia/absence of pelvic bones, no ribs, no vertebrae) and the system central nervous (agenesis of the olfactory nerves, agenesis of the optic nerves, agenesis of the corpus callosum, hydrocephalus). Affected infants are often stillborn or die shortly after birth .The objective of this report was to describe the case of a patient with tetra-amelia submitted to arthrodesis of spine to correct severe scoliosis........

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