developmental anomaly


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anomaly

 [ah-nom´ah-le]
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.

de·vel·op·men·tal a·nom·a·ly

an anomaly established during intrauterine life; a congenital anomaly.

developmental anomaly

any congenital defect that results from interference with the normal growth and differentiation of the fetus. Such defects can arise at any stage of embryonic development, vary greatly in type and severity, and are caused by a wide variety of determining factors, including genetic mutations, chromosomal aberrations, teratogenic agents, and environmental factors. Developmental anomalies are classified either according to the organ system affected, such as congenital heart defects, or according to the way in which the defect occurred, such as developmental failure or arrest, failure to atrophy or subdivide, fusion, splitting, incorrect migration, and misplacement. Most developmental defects are apparent at birth, especially any structural malformation, but some, especially those involving the organ systems, do not become evident until days, weeks, or even years later.

de·vel·op·men·tal a·nom·a·ly

(dĕ-vel'ŏp-men'tăl ă-nom'ă-lē)
An anomaly established during intrauterine life.

de·vel·op·men·tal a·nom·a·ly

(dĕ-vel'ŏp-men'tăl ă-nom'ă-lē)
Anomaly established during intrauterine life; a congenital anomaly.

anomaly

marked deviation from normal. For specific anomalies see under anatomical location.

developmental anomaly
absence, deformity or excess of body parts as the result of faulty development of the embryo.
lethal anomaly
a defect which is incompatible with life and leads to the natural death or euthanasia on humane grounds of the neonate concerned.
sex-limited anomaly
limited in its occurrence by the sex of the neonate, e.g. cryptorchidism.
sex-linked anomaly
the gene responsible for the defect is located on the X or the Y chromosome, the sex determinative ones.

developmental

pertaining to development.

developmental anomaly
absence, deformity or excess of body parts as the result of faulty development of the embryo. Called also developmental defect.
developmental defect
see developmental anomaly (above).

Patient discussion about developmental 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:
http://209.85.129.132/search?q=cache:U7PHTfTAZhYJ:www.nichd.nih.gov/publications/pubs/upload/autism_overview_2005.pdf+http://www.nichd.nih.gov/publications/pubs/upload/autism_overview_2005.pdf&hl=iw&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=il

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Diagnostic rule-outs for the mass included bacterial, viral, parasitic, or fungal infection; neoplasia; or a developmental anomaly.
He was born from one embryo but there was a developmental anomaly.
The medial cuneiform can sometimes present as a bipartite cuneiform, a rare developmental anomaly.
To the Editor: Meckel diverticulum (MD) is the most common developmental anomaly of the gastrointestinal tract, affecting 2% of the general population.

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