congenital anomaly

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marked deviation from normal. adj., adj anom´alous.
Axenfeld's anomaly a developmental anomaly characterized by a circular opacity of the posterior peripheral cornea, and caused by an irregularly thickened, axially displaced Schwalbe's ring.
congenital anomaly (developmental anomaly) absence, deformity, or excess of body parts as the result of faulty development of the embryo.
Ebstein's anomaly see ebstein's anomaly.
May-Hegglin anomaly a rare dominantly inherited disorder of blood cell morphology, characterized by RNA-containing cytoplasmic inclusions (similar to Döhle bodies) in granulocytes, by large, poorly granulated platelets, and by thrombocytopenia.

congenital anomaly

congenital anomaly

any abnormality present at birth, particularly a structural one, which may be inherited genetically, acquired during gestation, or inflicted during parturition. Also called birth defect.

con·gen·i·tal a·nom·a·ly

(kŏn-jen'i-tăl ă-nom'ă-lē)
A structural abnormality present at birth.
See also: birth defect

congenital anomaly

Any abnormality present at birth.

Patient discussion about congenital anomaly

Q. Is it a birth defect in children? I know about the causes of autism. Is it a birth defect in children?

A. it's not an easy answer i'm afraid...there are congenital differences, but no "birth defect" that we can detect. there's a good pdf file that gives a full explanation about it...i think you'll find it useful:

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1998), because any exposure after this period would not contribute to the etiology of a major congenital anomaly.
Meta-analyses for continuous exposure summarized risk estimates per unit increase in pollutant concentration, assuming that the natural logarithm of the relative risk of congenital anomaly varied linearly with the ambient air pollutant concentration.
22) The large cohort size afforded this investigative capacity for each category of congenital anomaly.
Partial tetrasomy of chromosome 22 is a rare multiple congenital anomaly syndrome that is more commonly known as cat-eye syndrome (CES).
CHD is the most common congenital anomaly, occurring in about 1 per cent of newborns," said Dr Mohammad Hamdan, consultant and head of paediatric cardiology at the hospital.
When three or more studies examined the same exposure index and congenital anomaly, we conducted a meta-analysis to obtain a summary risk estimate comparing the highest exposure group with the lowest exposure group.
The trust, which becomes fully operational in October, will incorporate the functions and services currently provided by the National Public Health Service for Wales (NPHS), the Wales Centre for Health, the Welsh Cancer Intelligence and Surveillance Unit (WCISU), the Congenital Anomaly Register and Information Service (CARIS) and Screening Services Wales.
Pancreas divisum is the most common congenital anomaly of the pancreas.
Based on information gathered from the Oxford Congenital Anomaly Register and the Oxford Maternity Data System, there were 309 terminations after fetal anomaly diagnosis in 57,258 deliveries from 1991 through 2000.
Hence, when a congenital anomaly of any portion of the ear can be observed visually, radiologically, or surgically, and if the clinician recognizes the fetal age at which normal development ceased in that portion, the physician should be able to predict the position of the facial nerve.
PHILADELPHIA -- The use of folic acid at the time of conception was not associated with a statistically significant reduction in the risk of having an infant with a major congenital anomaly in women taking antiepileptic drugs.

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