VACTERL with Hydrocephalus
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Synonyms of VACTERL with Hydrocephalus
- VACTERL Association with Hydrocephalus
- VACTERL-H Association
- VATER Association with Hydrocephalus
- No subdivisions found.
VACTERL with hydrocephalus is an extremely rare genetic disorder in which the multisystem features of VACTERL association occur in addition to hydrocephalus. The term VACTERL is an acronym with each letter representing the first letter of the more common findings seen in affected children:
(V) = vertebral abnormalities
(A) = anal atresia
(C) = cardiac (heart) defects
(T) = tracheoesophageal fistula
(E) = esophageal atresia
(R) = renal (kidney) abnormalities
(L) = limb abnormalities
Hydrocephalus is a condition in which accumulation of excessive cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the skull causes pressure on the tissues of the brain, resulting in a variety of symptoms. VACTERL with hydrocephalus is inherited as an autosomal recessive or X-linked recessive trait. VACTERL with hydrocephalus is a distinct genetic disorder separate from VACTERL association, a nonrandom association of birth defects.
Organizations related to VACTERL with Hydrocephalus
Please note that some of these organizations may provide information concerning certain conditions potentially associated with this disorder (e.g., heart defects, anal atresia, tracheoesophageal fistula).
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