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deformity

 [de-for´mĭ-te]
distortion of any part or of the body in general; called also malformation.
Arnold-Chiari deformity a congenital anomaly in which the cerebellum and medulla oblongata protrude down into the cervical spinal canal through the foramen magnum; it is almost always associated with meningomyelocele and hydrocephalus.
Madelung's deformity radial deviation of the hand secondary to overgrowth of the distal ulna or shortening of the radius.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

mal·for·ma·tion

(mal'fōr-mā'shŭn),
Failure of proper or normal development; more specifically, a primary structural defect that results from a localized error of morphogenesis; for example, cleft lip. Most malformations are considered to be a defect of a morphogenetic or developmental field that responds as a coordinated unit to embryonic interaction. Compare: deformation.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

malformation

(măl′fôr-mā′shən)
n.
1. The condition of being malformed; deformity.
2. A body part that is malformed; a deformity.
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malformation

An isolated birth defect caused by abnormal growth of an organ, which, if surgical correction is possible, usually has a good prognosis.
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malformation

Neonatology An isolated birth defect caused by abnormal growth of an organ, which, if surgical correction is possible, usually has a good prognosis. See Arnold-Chiari malformation, Arteriovenous malformation, Birth defect, Cerebral cavernous malformation, Cleft palate, Cystic adenomatoid malformation, Dandy-Walker malformation, Dysmorphology, Spina bifida, Teratogenesis.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

mal·for·ma·tion

(mal'fōr-mā'shŭn)
Failure of normal development; more specifically, a primary structural defect that results from a localized error of morphogenesis; e.g., cleft lip.
Compare: deformation
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

malformation

Any bodily deformity or structural abnormality resulting from a defect in development or growth.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

mal·for·ma·tion

(mal'fōr-mā'shŭn)
Failure of normal development; more specifically, a primary structural defect that results from a localized error of morphogenesis; e.g., cleft lip.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about malformation

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:
http://209.85.129.132/search?q=cache:U7PHTfTAZhYJ:www.nichd.nih.gov/publications/pubs/upload/autism_overview_2005.pdf+http://www.nichd.nih.gov/publications/pubs/upload/autism_overview_2005.pdf&hl=iw&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=il

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For the treatment of low-flow malformations, sclerotherapy has evolved as a primary treatment modality (4, 5).
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A risk factor analysis of prospective symptomatic haemorrhage in adult patients with cerebral cavernous malformation. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 2014 Dec;85 (12):1366-70.
The most recent classification scheme of 2014 continues to divide vascular anomalies into vascular tumors and vascular malformations.
Surgical management of scalp arterio-venous malformation and scalp venous malformation: An experience of eleven cases.
The findings, published in The Lancet Psychiatry, showed that nearly one and one-half times as many babies exposed to lithium during the first trimester experienced major malformations compared to the unexposed group (7.4 per cent compared with 4.3 per cent).
It has also been reported that the classification of this malformation is quite difficult in most cases.
SCC malformations are mostly reported in congenital syndromes with multiple deformities such as coloboma, heart defects, atresia choanae, growth retardation, genital abnormalities, and ear abnormalities syndrome.[2] Until the first case was reported by Michel et al.
Abernethy malformation type I has a female predilection [1] and predisposes patients to develop hepatic tumours and other abnormalities [7].
Perineal Fistula--This malformation is associated with good prognosis, occurs in either sex and involves a closed anus with a small connection opening on the perineal body.
Since thalidomide, the medical community has sought to ensure that we do not miss any safety signal that a drug could cause malformations or developmental delays after in utero exposure.
Longitudinal risk of intracranial hemorrhage in patients with arteriovenous malformation of the brain within a defined population.