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Can a new born baby be born with a hole in the top of his skull?

Can a new born baby be born with a hole in the top of his skull?

Skull abnormality: Yes, it is possible. The neonaologist should consult with a neurosurgeon on proper treatment. ...Read more

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Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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What is meaning of a congenital heart defect in baby, especially the atrial septal defect?

What is meaning of a congenital heart defect in baby, especially the atrial septal defect?

Unfinished formation: The heart develops originally from a long tube that folds on itself in the embryo & forms the main chambers & features. The walls between the chambers are outgrowths that come together. If the walls did not completely form a gap will exist.In the upper chamber if a gap is left the atrial septal defect is "unfinished formation". ...Read more

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What is the ideal timing of repair of av canal defect with tetralogy of fallot in a child 4 months old delivered premature , growing slowly ?

What is the ideal timing of repair of av canal defect with tetralogy of fallot in a child 4 months old delivered premature , growing slowly ?

Ideally 4-6 m: Ideally repair is carried out at 4-6 months of age. However, some babies may be very symptomatic requiring repair earlier. Many surgeons may prefer the baby to be 4-5 kg (9-12 lbs) before repair. Considering preemies start with a low birth weight and may have poor weight gain, then repair may be at an older age still within the first year of life. Caloric intake should be optimized until surgery. ...Read more

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Can a seizure in a newborn baby cause bone fracture in any parts of the body?

Can a seizure in a newborn baby cause bone fracture in any parts of the body?

I've never seen it: Most seizure activity in newborns is not as violent or intense as that of adults since the nervous system is not wired up & complete.Infant seizures are more likely to appear as brief tremors or lip smacking.The most common fracture in newborns is the clavicle, which is related to the trauma of delivery.Other fx's would be cause to look for brittle bone disease or trauma. ...Read more

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In tetralogy of fallot, will the eyes also appear bluish?

In tetralogy of fallot, will the eyes also appear bluish?

Not really: During a hyper cyanotic or "tet" spell, the unusually deoxygenated blood will be blue instead of red. Consequently, any typically red or pink areas (eg, lips, tongue, fingertips, mucus membranes) will likewise assume a bluish hue. The inner aspect and outer margins of the eyelids will be blue, but the sclera (the normally white area) should still be white. ...Read more

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How frequently does the hole in heart birth defect occur?

How frequently does the hole in heart birth defect occur?

2-5/1000 births: The VSD (hole between lower chambers) is the most common reported heart defect.It occurs as an isolated event or along with other defects. The majority close in early infancy and are not clinically significant. ...Read more

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Is birth defect in part or a whole chromosome?

Is birth defect in part or a whole chromosome?

Depends: Some defects like down syndrome involve a whole extra chromosome, some involve a small portion, some malformations like amniotic bands are not even genetic (not inherited from parents). ...Read more

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Why there is umbilical hernia in baby with congenital hypothyroidism?

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Why there is umbilical hernia in baby with congenital hypothyroidism?

Floppy muscles: Of abdominal wall can cause such, but other babies not having congenital hypothyroidism do have umbilical hernias too. Just observe, will get better with time and growing, seldom needs surgery, good luck ...Read more

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Is cerebral palsy a usual birth defect caused by in utero stroke?

Is cerebral palsy a usual birth defect caused by in utero stroke?

Possible: It is possible that cerebral palsy may be related to in utero cerebral infarct (stroke) - but there are many causes of cerebral palsy. Here is an article which may be helpful to describe causes of cerebral palsy: http://www.Webmd.Com/brain/understanding-cerebral-palsy-basic-information. ...Read more

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Nursing daignosis of spina bifida in neonate as pryority?

Nursing daignosis of spina bifida in neonate as pryority?

Do your homework: The site is not designed to be a shortcut to answer your homework. You need to read through your nursing texts, assimilate the information and come up with a list reflecting the jargon of your texts.Anything off the site will not fit your instructors requirements & they will know you took a shortcut. ...Read more

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Could hair perms cause anencephaly in unborn babies?

Could hair perms cause anencephaly in unborn babies?

Dont know: I do not know. I have not heard that. I would suggest though that hair perms contain chemicals that can leach in to the body through the scalp and are in general not beneficial especially if pregnant or trying to get pregnant. Avoid them. Anencephaly has multiple causes and at best chemicals may contribute...Have seen no evidence yet they are causal. ...Read more

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What race of newborns are usually born with lanugo? Is it common in white newborns?

What race of newborns are usually born with lanugo? Is it common in white newborns?

In all ethnic group: Lanugo just refers to the fine, soft, downy hair on baby skin. Lanugo is from a latin word lana (wool) and only refers to "soft like wool" feel of the first hair. The hair sometime sheds before birth so some babies may not have it, but many do so and happens in all ethnic group. This hair usual sheds off quick--days to max 3-4 month, then normal hair. Have fun learning. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the possible timing of repair of av canal defect with tetralogy of fallot in a child aged 3 months?

What is the possible timing of repair of av canal defect with tetralogy of fallot in a child aged 3 months?

depends:: As long as the child grows and gains weight, many cardiologists will put off surgery to make it technically easier and safer on the larger child. ...Read more

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Can a PDA cause a asd in my baby girl?

Can a PDA cause a asd in my baby girl?

No: They are two separate things. The ductus (pda) is supposed to be open prior to birth. It's part of how oxygen gets pumped from the umbilical cord to the rest of the body. It's supposed to close at birth. The atrial septum is the wall between the two upper heart chambers (there are four). If it has a hole in it, that's abnormal and called an asd. It can allow blood to flow the wrong direction. ...Read more

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What diseases is the umbilical cord of a newborn baby used to treat?

What diseases is the umbilical cord of a newborn baby used to treat?

Blood cell disorders: It is the blood obtained from the cord, not the cord itself, that is being used to treat disease. Early, primitive cells, called stem cells, are used to treat many disorders of the blood, including aplastic and other anemias, leukemias, certain immunologic diseases, and even some metabolic disorders. Ongoing research includes non-blood diseases, such as stroke, diabetes, and even heart attacks. ...Read more

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How accurate is an ultrasound in diagnosing hidden spina bifida in a newborn baby?

How accurate is an ultrasound in diagnosing hidden spina bifida in a newborn baby?

Pretty accurate: Depending on the baby's position and the ultrasound technician's technique, there is a good chance to pick up a myelomeningocele. Clinical suspicion will usually start with an elevated Alpha feto protein run by your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of hole in heart birth defect occur?

What is the likelihood of hole in heart birth defect occur?

Depends: It depends on the size, the type, and what methods are used to look for it. Broadly, atrial septal defect occurs in 1 in 1500 live births. Patent foramen ovale is extremely common and present in 10-20% of all adults but not significant. ...Read more

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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth.Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more


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Scalp Defect (Definition)

Scalp defect = congenital or acquired abnormality in scalp that is ...Read more