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Meckel Gruber Syndrome In A Nigerian Child: A Case Report

O.A. Bello, O.E. Ojewole, H.E. Babatunde, S. Anoba


Meckel Gruber syndrome is a rare clinical condition that is fatal. It occurs globally and early diagnosis through prenatal ultrasound will assist management.

We report a case of Meckel Gruber syndrome who survived for 6 days. Both parents are first cousins and a similar presentation had been reported in a previous sibling who was delivered as stillbirth. We concluded on the need to introduce pre-natal anomaly ultrasound scan especially in localities with high rate of consanguineous couples.

Keywords: Meckel Gruber syndrome, Consanguinity, encephalocoele, renal cyst, polydactyly.   

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