European Journal of Anatomy

Official Journal of The Spanish Society of Anatomy
Cover Volume 16 - Number 3
Eur J Anat, 16 (3): 206-211 (2012)

Caudal duplication (monocephalus tripus dibrachius) in a kid goat

Bahador Shojaei1, Elham Mohebbi2, Shadi Hashemnia1

1Department of Basic Sciences, Veterinary Faculty, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Iran 2Research Center for Modeling in Health, University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran

ABSTRACT Dipygus is a congenital duplication in the caudal region of the body. According to the extension of the anomaly, duplicated cases are classified as monoceophalus tripus dibrachius, monocephalus tetrapus dibrachius and cephalothoracopagus. A newborn five-legged male kid was referred to the veterinary teaching hospital of Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Iran. In ventrodorsal radiography, normal pelvic symphysis was not observed between middle and left or right limbs. Necropsy findings included duplication of the bony pelvic girdle, alimentary tract from the jejunum downward, bladder and urethra. We hereby describe the first report of monocephalus tripus dibrachius in a kid goat.

Keywords: Duplication, Monocephalus, Tripus, Dipygus, Kid goat

European Journal of anatomy
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