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Volume 9/Issue 5, September 2013

VACTERL-H syndrome

Athanasios Konstantinidis, Anthony Emmerson


VACTERL is an acronym for a combination of congenital malformations of the vertebrae, anus, cardiac tissue, trachea, oesophagus, renal tissue and limbs. This report describes the case of a preterm infant who was diagnosed with VACTERL associated with hydrocephalus (VACTERL-H). The features of VACTERL/VACTERL-H and the basic principles of diagnosis and management at birth are reviewed.

Konstantinidis A., Emmerson A. VACTERL-H syndrome Infant 2013; 9(5): 158-61.

 
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