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.
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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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Cole, three, from Barrhead, near Glasgow, was born with a condition called VACTERL syndrome. This refers to birth defects that occur in conjunction with one another.
David Hutch, 10, has been fighting Vacterl Syndrome since he was born and has had to endure eight surgeries, including three open heart procedures.
* checking for associated congenital abnormalities (vertebral defects, anal atresia, cardiac defects, tracheo-oesophageal fistula, renal anomalies, and limb abnormalities (VACTERL syndrome)).
She meets criteria for VACTERL syndrome. Prior to initial hospital discharge, the TEF was repaired by end-to-end anastomosis, and Rebecca was taking all feedings by mouth.