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My baby was born with congenital cutis aplasia, how long it take to cure?

My baby was born with congenital cutis aplasia, how long it take to cure?

Variable: I've seen these as small as .25 inch & as large as 4 inches & the type of defect varies.Some just have a bald spot & some have a weepy skin defect. The smaller weepy ones can seal off over a week or more while the larger ones may specialized wound care. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my son was born with a membranous aplasia cutis?

What does it mean if my son was born with a membranous aplasia cutis?

Skin conditions: Cuitis aplasia is a skin disorder where there is an absence of a portion of skin in a localized area at birth. Usually on the scalp. Treatment can range from nothing to surgery depending on the size of it. The small lesions can heal with a scar. He might have to see a dermatologist at some point. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my son was born with a membranous aplasia cutis,?

What do you suggest if my son was born with a membranous aplasia cutis,?

See your doctor: membranous aplasia cutis can be associated with other conditions such as limb and eye concerns for example.. It should most likely be investigated for other associated conditions ...Read more

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What is caudal regression?

What is caudal regression?

Congenital disorder: A fetus develops cephalocaudally, which is a fancy way of saying “from head to tail.” in caudal (“tail”) regression, the lower spine forms abnormally in the 3rd-7th week of development. Depending on severity, this can lead to malformed lower vertebrae, tail bone, pelvis, and spine. Minor cases may not have symptoms and severe cases may cause neurological problems in the lower part of the body. ...Read more

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Do babies with caudal regression syndrome survive long?

Do babies with caudal regression syndrome survive long?

Depends: Usually not to long, but some mild cases have survived. ...Read more

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What is mild right and mild to moderate left caudal narrowing of the neural foramia?

What is mild right and mild to moderate left caudal narrowing of the neural foramia?

Neuro foraminal sten: Nerves exit out of the spinal column through small openings between the vertebra called neural foramen. When there is constriction in these foramina is called neural foraminal stenosis/narrowing. It may cause compression on the exiting nerves. ...Read more

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Is there a downside to having regular (3 times per year) caudal block injections?

Is there a downside to having regular (3 times per year) caudal block injections?

Risks vs benefits : If you don't have better alternatives for your current problem and the block is providing good benefit (pain control etc..), then you are accepting the benefits and risks of the procedure--infection and bleeding are most concerning complications. Also side effects of excess steroids, especially if you have diabetes, bleeding disorder etc...So, consult doc and ask lots of questions. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do people with with caudal regression syndrome have genitals?

Do people with with caudal regression syndrome have genitals?

Yes: Patients with caudal regression syndrome may have some of the following symptoms: absence or underdevelopment of the lower vertebrae, pelvis and/or tailbone at the end of the spine; displacement of the external sex organs; and/or a defect in which the urinary opening is on the underside of the penis (hypospadias). There are other symptoms as well. ...Read more

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What is a fat containing supraumbilical defect measuring 15mm and second one larger is caudal to the previous one measuring 3.5cm in my abdomen?

What is a fat containing supraumbilical defect measuring 15mm and second one larger is caudal to the previous one measuring 3.5cm in my abdomen?

Hernias: These are hernias, or holes in the abdominal wall through which abdominal fat is protruding. The only treatment is surgery, usually done by a general surgeon. No urgency at all if no symptoms. You can find surgeons interested in hernia disease on the Americas Hernia Society website. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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HELP!!! My daughter has two rare diseases. One is Caudal Regression Syndrome which I can find some information about. The other is Bilateral PFFD.

HELP!!! My daughter has two rare diseases. One is Caudal Regression Syndrome which I can find some information about. The other is Bilateral PFFD.

Pffd: Proximal Femoral Focal Defficiency or PFFD is related to caudal regression syndrome.It is the pard of decreased development of the notochord in the lower spine area often associated with folic acid defficiency of in infants of Diabetic mothers have your child tested by orthopedics doctor to check for instability of the hip ...Read more