Other Names for this Disease
- Renal-ear-anal-radial syndrome
- REAR syndrome
- Anus, imperforate, with hand, foot and ear anomalies
- Deafness, sensorineural, with imperforate anus and hypoplastic thumbs
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Treatment is directed towards the specific symptoms, including immediate surgical intervention for imperforate anus; surgery for severe malformations of the hands; routine management of congenital heart defects; hemodialysis and possibly kidney transplantation for end-stage renal disease (ESRD); and early treatment of hearing loss. In addition, regular monitoring of renal function in individuals with and without renal anomalies is suggested.
Last updated: 3/25/2015
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