VACTERL association


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VACTERL association

a nonrandom association of congenital anomalies similar to the VATER association but also including cardiac and limb anomalies; the cause is unknown.

VACTERL association

An acronym for a rare congenital syndrome of birth defects, specifically vertebral abnormalities, anal atresia, cardiac structural anomalies, tracheoesophageal fistula, esophageal atresia, renal maldevelopment, and limb aplasias.
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The combination of all the clinico-radiographic findings made VACTERL association (VA) (Vertebral anomalies, Anal atresia, Cardiac defects, Tracheoesophageal fistula and/or Esophageal atresia, Renal anomalies and Limb defects) the most likely diagnosis.
My six-year-old daughter, Chantel, was diagnosed with kidney problems, deaf in one ear, blindness as a result of immature retinas (though that has corrected itself), and spinal cord anomalies problems, and VACTERL association (Vertebral anomalies, Anal Atresia, congenital Cardiac disease, Tracheo Esophageal fistula, Renal anomalies, radial dysplasia, and other Limb defects).
Mandy, who will be entering the second grade in the fall was born with VACTERL Association.
Mandy's condition, VACTERL association, involved a number of medical problems, including kidney and spinal defects, but I was so concerned with Mandy's arms that her other conditions seemed to pale in comparison.
Mandy, who has VACTERL association, attends morning kindergarten at Eberwhite Elementary School in Ann Arbor.