VACTERL syndrome

VACTERL syn·drome

abnormalities of vertebrae, anus, cardiovascular tree, trachea, esophagus, renal system, and limb buds at birth; etiology unknown.

VACTERL syn·drome

abnormalities of vertebrae, anus, cardiovascular tree, trachea, esophagus, renal system, and limb buds at birth; etiology unknown.

VACTERL syn·drome

(vak-tĕrl' sin'drōm)
Acronymic term for abnormalities of vertebrae, anus, cardiovascular tree, trachea, esophagus, renal system, and limb buds associated with administration of sex steroids during early pregnancy.
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David Hutch, 10, has been fighting Vacterl Syndrome since he was born and has had to endure eight surgeries, including three open heart procedures.
She has 10 deadly defects as a result of having VACTERL syndrome, which affects one in 40,000 babies.