VACTERL ASSOCIATION IN A NEWBORN
Dr. Prachi Naragude, *Dr. Md Ashfaque Tinmaswala, Dr. Sushant Mane, Dr. Amin Kaba, Anurag Chandel and Lekhraj Talmale
The acronym VACTERL describes the non-random co-occurrence of three of the following anomalies: Vertebral Anomalies (V), Anal (A), Cardiac (C), Tracheo-esophegeal fistula with or without Oesophageal atresia (TE), Renal (R) and lastly limb defects (L). Here, we report a newborn baby with VACTERL-type anomalies. The baby had dysmorphic features like short neck, low set ears and retrognathia. In addition to dysmorphic features the baby also had imperforate anus, congenital heart disease in the form of truncus arteriosus type 1 and left AV atresia with dominant right ventricle, Renal anomalies in the form of bilateral hydronephrosis and megaureter and lastly limb defects like polydactyly, valgus deformity of legs and rocker bottom feet.
Keywords: VACTERL, Bilateral Hydronephrosis, Rocker Bottom Feet, Limb defects.
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