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What is the most lethal congenital deformity?

What is the most lethal congenital deformity?

Cardiac defects: Depends on how you want to start? The most lethal would be if the defects (such as anencephaly or hypoplastic left heart syndrome) cause stillbirth (late fetal death) or infant death or pregnancies are terminated after the prenatal diagnosis of fetal defects in more than 50% of cases. ...Read more

Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Congenital Abnormalities (Definition)

Abnormalites that are present at birth. Also known as birth defects. For example- cleft palate is a congenital abnormalities. Another example congenital heart disease is the presence of a ...Read more


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Are there other health issues with babies that have congenital deformity?

Are there other health issues with babies that have congenital deformity?

Yes and no: It depends on what congenital deformity your baby has. There are certain constellation of findings, sequence or syndrome related to each congenital deformity. But there is also a possibility that a single isolated congenital deformity can take a place. ...Read more

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Our unborn baby has turners. Part of the symdrome is a congenital deformity! what could that be?

Our unborn baby has turners. Part of the symdrome is a congenital deformity! what could that be?

Different things: Turner's syndrome is fairly common. You may want to refer to the turner's syndrome society. However, girls born with turner's will need tests to check heart and kidneys. Because of trouble with lymph fluid circulation, some girls are born with wider necks, wide-spaced nipples, puffy hands/feet. Your ultrasound will provide details also. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is a congenital deformity or malformation?

What is a congenital deformity or malformation?

Abnormal birth: Any abnormality in the baby is considered a malformation. It can be as simple as an extra digit or as severe as multiple malformation syndromes that can be lethal to the newborn. ...Read more

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"banana feet" is a slang term for what kind of congenital deformity of the feet?

"banana feet" is a slang term for what kind of congenital deformity of the feet?

PIGEON TOE/INTOEING: It is called pigeon toes or intoeing medical terms metatarsal varus or adductus it is condition in which toes point inwards when walking. ...Read more

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Hi doc. I have congenital deformity in my 5th & 6th vertebra in my backbone causing hard pain. What should I do?

Hi doc. I have congenital deformity in my 5th & 6th vertebra in my backbone causing hard pain. What should I do?

Be checked: A congenital condition basically means you were born with it. We do definitely see congenital deformities in the spine, but they don't usually cause pain. If they did, you would just about have to had pain since you were born. So, if you are having "hard pain" as you put it, i would encourage you to be checked. It is probably another condition. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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I have a weird belly scar; my parents said I had a congenital deformity! what could it have been?

I have a weird belly scar; my parents said I had a congenital deformity! what could it have been?

Depends: It could be an umbilical hernia but it could also be band of scar that could distort the belly button. More extreme conditions could be gastroschisis or omphalocele, which occur at childbirth where the abdominal contents have herniated outside of the abdominal cavity. ...Read more

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What's it mean to have congenital abnormalities?

What's it mean to have congenital abnormalities?

Please see below.: Congenital abnormalities are physical differences in the body that are present at birth;each body part has the potential to have an anomaly.Some are genetic, some are due to things that happen in the womb, & some happen for unknown reasons.These differences can vary from minor anomalies (like an extra finger or an ear tag) that don't affect function, to major defects that can be fatal. ...Read more

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Are congenital abnormalities genetic?

Are  congenital abnormalities genetic?

Sometimes.: Although it's true that most congenital anomalies (duodenal atresia, ventricular septal defect) have some (currently known or unknown) genetic underpinning, some clearly do not (amniotic band deformation sequence, hydranencephaly, gastroschisis, porencephaly) and some are due to teratogenic exposures unrelated to genetic information (valproic acid, paroxetine, coumadin, (warfarin) enalapril, alcohol). ...Read more

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I'm concerned. What symptoms go with congenital abnormalities?

I'm concerned. What symptoms go with congenital abnormalities?

It Depends: Congenital abnormality is a very broad and non-specific term. Symptoms will depend on which organs (body parts) are affected. Typically functions of those organs may be affected, sometimes though you may have congenital abnormalities which will be without any symptoms. ...Read more

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My sister was diagnosed with congenital abnormalities. What does this mean?

My sister was diagnosed with congenital abnormalities. What does this mean?

Congenital abnormali: Congenital means you were born with the abnormailty. It was not aquired as an illness it was there all the time (since birth). ...Read more

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I am a basket case. My son has congenital abnormalities. Can you tell me something about it?

I am a basket case. My son has congenital abnormalities. Can you tell me something about it?

Depends on which.: Congenital abnormalities are physical differences in the body that are present at birth;each body part has the potential to have an anomaly.Some are genetic, some are due to things that happen in the womb, & some happen for unknown reasons.These differences can vary from minor anomalies (like an extra finger or an ear tag) that don't affect function, to major defects that can be fatal. Talk to doc. ...Read more

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How common are babies born with congenital abnormalities?

How common are babies born with congenital abnormalities?

2--3%, up to 7%: The usual quoted rate is as low as 2-3%. However in one prospective study of the outcome of 5, 964 pregnancies the incidence rose to 7%! the cause of 40-60% of congenital anomalies in humans is unknown. These are referred to as sporadic, a term that implies an unknown cause, random occurrence regardless of maternal living conditions. ...Read more

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Is it genes or lifestyle or both that make it likely to get congenital abnormalities?

Is it genes or lifestyle or both that make it likely to get congenital abnormalities?

Congenital anomalies: Your background human risk of having a baby with a congenital anomaly is 2 - 3 %. Breaking down the causes of congenital anomalies finds that 90% have some genetic component. Only 10% are caused by things happening during the pregnancy, such as illnesses, infections, exposure to radiation, drugs, and chemicals. So the genetic component is far more associated with anomalies than any lifestyle issue. ...Read more

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Does culture play a role in the acceptance of congenital abnormalities?

Does culture play a role in the acceptance of congenital abnormalities?

Yes: In Japan, there is a terrible stigma to many birth defects, and even non-defects like being left-handed. Among ignorant people of any kind (and forgive me if saying "ignorant" offends the local multiculturalists), birth defects lead to superstitious fear and often ostracism -- or refusal to get needed corrections ("It's God's punishment.") Having a birth defects is hard enough without all this. ...Read more

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12/24/12 hCG 2500, 12/26/12 hCG 3100, 12/27/12 tv u/s 6wks 1d fetal pole hr 96, 01/02/13 hCG 4500. Nonviable pregnancy? Congenital abnormalities? 41yo

12/24/12 hCG 2500, 12/26/12 hCG 3100, 12/27/12 tv u/s 6wks 1d fetal pole hr 96, 01/02/13 hCG 4500. Nonviable pregnancy? Congenital abnormalities? 41yo

Probably: This type of pattern can be consistent with a non-viable pregnancy, but you should see your OB clinician in order to make a diagnosis and to make sure you do not have an ectopic pregnancy, which can be life-threatening. There is a 1:85 chance of delivering a baby with down's syndrome at the age of 41 at delivery; 1:65 at the age of 42 at delivery. ...Read more

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Are most babies with congenital deformities aborted?

Are most babies with congenital deformities aborted?

Actually...: ...Most severely malformed babies are miscarried rather than aborted on purpose. They usually die in utero before maturity. As for elective abortion, it is a deeply personal, difficult decision. I would hesitate to say that "most" babies found to be deformed on prenatal tests are aborted, but it is certainly an option many consider. ...Read more

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What are the most common congenital deformities?

What are the most common congenital deformities?

See below:: 5 common types account for a quarter of the world's cases: >3 million children die of genetic birth defects by age 5, and almost as many may be permanently affected by their birth defectheart defects: neural tube defects (including spina bifida): blood disorders (such as sickle cell disease and thalassemia): down's syndrome and g6pd deficiency. >3 million children die of genetic defects by 5yrs. ...Read more