Fryns Syndrome in Monozygotic Twins ­ A Case Report with Review of Literature

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Nirmaladevi, M.; Sandhya Kurup & Ajitha, E. V.


Fryns syndrome is a rare multiple congenital anomaly syndrome. The syndrome is characterized by congenital diaphragmatic hernia, unusual facial features and distal limb abnormalities. Here we report a case of monozygotic twins with Fryns syndrome of consanguine parents with normal first child. The mother with 20 weeks of gestation having hyperemesis was referred from a primary health centre to the department of obstetrics and gynaecology at our hospital with polyhydramnios detected in ultrasonogram. Detailed ultrasound was done and after finding that both babies having multiple congenital anomalies, emergency caeserian section was done. The malformations in the twins suggestive of Fryns syndrome.

KEY WORDS: Congenital diaphragmatic hernia; Polyhydramnios; Malformations.

How to cite this article

NIRMALADEVI, M.; KURUP, S. & AJITHA, E. V. Fryns syndrome in monozygotic twins – a case report with review of literature. Int. J. Morphol., 30(1):56-60, 2012.