Acta Medica Iranica 2009. 47(1):79-80.

Amelia in Twin Pregnancy
Fatemeh Davari Tanha, Farzaneh Mirzaaghaee, Marzie Karimi Khezri, Mahbod Kaveh


Limb bud first appears during the third week of gestation with the upper limb buds appearing a few days before the lower limb buds. Complete absence of one or more limbs, called Amelia, occurs prior to the eighth week of gestation. We report a case of Amelia in a twin gestation.


Amelia; tetramelia; twin pregnancy

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