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Congenital Malformation In Children
Birth defect: Malformation occurs from abnormal development of the fetal anatomic structure. Congenital anomaly is a term used to refer to an abnormality present at birth. There are many conditions that place a baby at risk for having one, but often the cause is unknown. ...Read more
Congenital malformation is aphysical defect present in a baby at birth that can involve many different parts of the body, including the brain, heart, lungs, liver, bones, and intestinal tract. Congenital malformation can be genetic, it can result from exposure of the fetus to a malforming agent (such as alcohol), or it can ...Read more
Which one?: There are many different congenital malformations with many different symptoms. ...Read more
Prevention: There are no "natural" remedies to correct a congenital malformation - which is a deformity ro maldevelopment of a part of the body. If there are symptoms, there are some natural ways to relieve them, but correct of a malformation usually requires surgery or artificial substitution. ...Read more
Congenital defect: Congenital malformation is aphysical defect present in a baby at birth that can involve many different parts of the body, including the brain, heart, lungs, liver, bones, and intestinal tract. Congenital malformation can be genetic, it can result from exposure of the fetus to a malforming agent (such as alcohol), or it can be of unknown origin. ...Read more
Breastbone: It means the breastbone (sternum) is shaped a little differently. ...Read more
Abnormal sternum: "sternal congenital malformation" could be any abnormal formation or form of the sternum. For example "pectus excavatum" is an abnormal formation of the rib cage that gives the chest a caved-in or sunken appearance. The sternum itself can also have prominences or clefts. ...Read more
Please see below.: Congenital just means 'present at birth' and malformation means it didn't form in the usual way; your son probably knows that that part looks different from his friends. His doctor can talk with you and your son about what impact, if any, this issue will have on him. ...Read more
Diagnosed right unicornuated uterus by HSG. Contrast MRI was normal after comparing and excluded any congenital malformation. Who's should I belive?
MRI, but…: DHS G just gives a picture of the inside of your uterus. Sometimes though it cannot show flow of dye through one of the tubes if there's not enough pressure The MRI would get a better image of the over all structure of your uterus. However, you may need further evaluation to make sure. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Please help us. Our daughter has congenital abnormalities. What can we do to learn more about it?
A geneticist: Seeing a pedicatrician specializing in genetics would be able to help you and answer your questions. ...Read more
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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Pediatric surgeon: Most neonates with CCAM are diagnosed prenatally by ultrasound. A referral is usually made prenatally to a pediatric surgeon so the parents can investigate what is in store for their unborn child. studies will be required after the baby is born such as a CT scan of chest. In many cases the surgery can be delayed till the infant is between 6 and 12 months of age. ...Read more
Could you explain clearly about tetralogy of fallot (congenital and malformation of heart) and how it gets diagnosed?
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/tetralogy-of-fallot/basics/definition/con-20043262
Can you help me to explain clearly about tetralogy of fallot (congenital and malformation of heart) and how to diagnosis?
Long answers: Tetralogy of fallot is a serious congenital heart defect that requires surgery for long-term survival. The four components of tetralogy of fallot are 1) ventricular septal defect, 2) overriding aorta, 3) subpulmonic stenosis, and 4) right ventricular hypertrophy. This one of the "blue baby" diseases. Diagnosis typically made with echocardiography. ...Read more
Uncertain: There are different types of chiari. There have been rare reports of a tendency for this to run in families. It's not common. To prevent the severe forms of chiari malformation and other neural tube defects, it's important for women of child-bearing age to have adequate Folic Acid in their diets even before they conceive! Talk to your family doctor or ob-gyn about good "pre-conception" nutrition. ...Read more
I am looking for more information related to hippocampus malformation, dva, and generalized epilepsy in children and how all can affect the child.
Complex; Descriptive: Like most diagnoses, hippocampus malformation, developmental venous abnormality = catch all labels for variations in anatomy, ; epilepsy for a behavior. I commend your working on learning. Epilepsy is never good, strongly correlates with ↑ed life problems, ↓er performance short;long term, thus support ; confront all issues you can find, including psychogenic ; seek a neurologist worthy your trust. ...Read more
Can surgery be used to treat congenital scoliosis in children? My child was born with congenital scoliosis. Can she have surgery to correct it, or does she have to wait until she's an adult? .
Talk to MD: You have to find out wether the scoliosis is affecting the child. In severe cases scoliosis can cause pain and interfere with breathing. In minor cases it is detectable on examination, but is not interfering with the patient's lifestyle. If it is the latter case you may not need surgery at all. Talk to your md about options. ...Read more
Yes and no: Acute infers that it is happening now and you won't see an intrauterine infection continuing into childhood. The process burns itself out & you are left with residual heart damage. CMV, rubella, herpes, and other viruses can produce severe organ damage that is usually fatal prior to or soon after birth. Children that have an acute myocarditis in childhood acquire it in the months preceding symptoms ...Read more
Rare but possible: A viral myocarditis can present at any age from before birth to old age. Various viral infections can infect the mother during pregnancy and cross the placenta to infect baby. The heart may or may not become inflamed in this process. Acquisition of a virus that causes a myocarditis could occur at any point after delivery. ...Read more