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

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

Abstract


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.


Keywords


Amelia; tetramelia; twin pregnancy

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