congenital anomaly

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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.

congenital anomaly

congenital anomaly

any abnormality present at birth, particularly a structural one, which may be inherited genetically, acquired during gestation, or inflicted during parturition. Also called birth defect.

con·gen·i·tal a·nom·a·ly

(kŏn-jen'i-tăl ă-nom'ă-lē)
A structural abnormality present at birth.
See also: birth defect

congenital anomaly

Any abnormality present at birth.

Patient discussion about congenital 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:

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There were 3 cases of congenital anomaly having family history of diabetes, though GTT was normal which was similar to the observation reported by Sheffield SJ et al.
Given the multiple comparisons involved in testing a large range of congenital anomaly subtypes against six pollution measures, our analyses are likely to have given rise to some chance associations, and results should be interpreted with caution.
5,6,8,11) This region (22 q 11) is known to be susceptible to rearrangements, and it is implicated in other congenital anomaly syndromes such as unbalanced 11/22 translocation, velocardiofacial syndrome, and DiGeorge syndrome.
Isolated congenital anomaly is the structural defect which can be traced down to one localized error in morphogenesis, while multiple congenital malformations result from two or more different morphogenetic errors which occur during development of individual.
We had a two-year-old girl with complex congenital anomaly of duplex collecting system in her right kidney.
Atresia ani is a congenital anomaly of calves, kids and lambs.
Once the diagnosis of congenital anomaly was made at whatever duration of gestation, structured proforma was filled to document the type and the pattern of each anomaly.
The overall risk for any exposure, compared with no exposure, for any congenital anomaly was 1.
Professor Helen Dolk, from the University of Ulster, who co-led the study, said: "The co-occurrence of multiple birth and congenital anomaly among live borns places particular demands on parents and health services.
DATA SOURCES AND EXTRACTION: From bibliographic searches we extracted 10 original epidemiologic studies that examined the association between congenital anomaly risk and concentrations of air pollutants.
1-4) A congenital anomaly is any structural (most common), functional, or biochemical abnormality that is present at birth.
An inverted liver with suprahepatic gallbladder is an extremely rare congenital anomaly with only one reported case on literature review.

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