A very rare congenital disorder in which the legs are fused together, giving the appearance of a mermaid. (Also called Sirenomalia)

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Indian Pediatrics
Infantogram of a baby with Sirenomelia.
The Internet Pathology Laboratory
Page contains two links to photographs of the condition.
Sirenomelia
Wikipedia article.
BBC News: Doctors hail 'mermaid' operation
Doctors in Peru say they have successfully operated to separate a one-year-old girl's fused legs. (June 01, 2005)
Peru 'Mermaid' Has Oxygen Therapy, Doing 'Great'
A Peruvian baby dubbed the "Little Mermaid" because of a rare birth defect in which her legs are fused, is making good progress after initial surgery to prepare her legs for separation, her doctor said on Monday. (February 14, 2005)
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