VACTERL association

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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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VATER association is a sporadic, non-random association of congenital anomalies that includes Vertebral defects, Anal atresia, Tracheoesophageal fistula, Esophageal atresia, and Renal dysplasia (Quan & Smith, 1973).
Urethral abnormalities in male neonates with VATER association. AJR Am J Roentgenol 1991;156:137-40.
VATER association is a nonrandom occurrence of congenital malformations: vertebral defects, anal atresia, tracheoesophageal fistula, renal defects, and radial bone anomalies
Kan, "Congenital absence of the long head of the biceps brachii tendon as a Vater association," The American Journal of Orthopedics, vol.
Accessory and ectopic scrotum with VATER association. Urology 1992;40:343-5.
The renal dysplasia-associated syndromes include Meckel syndrome, VATER association, renal coloboma syndrome, Herlyn-Werner-Wunderlich syndrome, prune belly syndrome, branchio-oto-renal dysplasia, renal-hepatic-pancreatic dysplasia, and multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2A.
[1.] Quan L, Smith DW The VATER association: Vertebral defects, anal atresia, tracheoesophageal fistula with esophageal atresia, radial dysplasia.
(10) defined various syndromes (VATER association, CHARGE association, Potter syndrome, SCHISIS syndrome, trisomy 18) in 14.2 % of patients with EA/TEF.
Natalie was born with VATER Association, which means she suffered from a series of birth defects.
Prenatal sonographic diagnosis of VATER association. J Clin Ultrasound.
For example, a child with a pattern of characteristics including vertebral defects, an imperforate anus, tracheoesophageal fistula, radial and/or renal dysplasia (and perhaps limb defects) can today be diagnosed with VATER association.