VACTERL association

VACTERL association: A nonrandom association of birth defects. VACTERL is an mnemonic in which the letters V, A, C, T, E, R, and L each stand for one or more type of malformation: V = Vertebral anomalies; and A = Anal atresia (no hole at the bottom end of the intestine); C = Cardiac defect, most often ventricular septal defect; TE = TracheoEsophage...
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VACTERL association

The VACTERL association (also VATER syndrome) refers to the non-random co-occurrence of birth defects Vertebral anomalies, Anal atresia, Cardiac defects, Tracheoesophageal fistula and/or Esophageal atresia, Renal & Radial anomalies and Limb defects. The reason it is called an association, rather than a syndrome is that while the complications are ...
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