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What is v.a.t.e.r. syndrome?

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Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Birth defect: It is not a syndrome but an association of defects. It's not genetic. Also called VACTERL or VATER association. A person who has these has a birth defects (anomalies) in at least 3 of these areas: Vertebral, Anorectal, Cardiovascular, Tracheoesophageal fistula, Esophageal atresia, Renal and/or Radial anomalies, Limb defects. See this article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VACTERL_association
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