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VACTERL association

Other Names for this Disease
  • VATER association
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  • My granddaughter was born with VACTERL association. She had no anus, 3 small holes in her heart, clubbed feet, 1 abnormal kidney, one missing kidney, a spinal abnormality, and hip dysplasia. What is prognosis for a child with this condition? Click here for answer

  • My brother was born with VACTERL association. My wife is pregnant, and I am concerened about my family history. Is there a genetic component to this condition and is it possible I also have this genetic component, even though I'm healthy? Is there special testing my wife can have during the pregnancy to know if our fetus may have it? Click here for answer