Fetal encasement syndrome

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Fetal encasement syndrome

Fetal encasement syndrome is a rare lethal developmental defect during embryogenesis characterized by severe fetal malformations including craniofacial dysmorphism (abnormal cyst in the cranial region hypoplastic eyeballs two orifices in the nasal region separated by a nasal septum abnormal orifice replacing the mouth) omphalocele and immotile hypoplastic limbs encased under an abnormal transparent membrane-like skin. Additional features include absence of adnexal structures of the skin on the outer aspect of the limbs as well as underdeveloped skeletal muscles and bones. Association with tetralogy of Fallot horse-shoe kidneys and diaphragm and lung lobulation defects is reported.

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Orphadata: Free access data from Orphanet. © INSERM 1999. Available on http: //www.orphadata.org. Data version September 2023.

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