DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2349-3291.ijcp20172708

Neonate with VACTERL association: a rare entity

Sandhya Chauhan, Ashok Garg, Pancham Kumar, Ambika Sood

Abstract


VACTERL (Vertebral, anal, cardiac, tracheoesophageal, renal and limb) is an acronym for cluster of congenital malformations including Vertebral or Vascular anomalies, Anal atresia, Cardiac defects, Tracheoesophageal fistula/Esophageal atresia, Renal and Limb defects. It is a rare association with sporadic and non-random occurrence where multiple organs are affected due to developmental defect during blastogenesis. Exact cause is unknown but multiple environmental and genetic factors have been implicated. For diagnosis, three components of VACTERL association are needed however patient may have other congenital malformations also. Here we report a newborn with VACTERL association born to a healthy mother by cesarean section for polyhydramnios with unstable lie.


Keywords


Limb defects, Polyhydramnios, Tracheoesophageal

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