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What sort of problem is a congenital malformation?
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Dr. Pam Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
9 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Pam Yoder
Dr. Pam Yoder
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery
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In brief: Congenitial Hand
Congenital hand is referred to often as congenital hand differences.
Thescomprise the simple such as trigger fingers or thumbs to significant hand differences that may require surgery such as webbed fingers to those congenital hand difference that cannot be changed surgically. . Tthis is why it is best to consult a active surgeon who currently takes care of these regularly.

In brief: Congenitial Hand
Congenital hand is referred to often as congenital hand differences.
Thescomprise the simple such as trigger fingers or thumbs to significant hand differences that may require surgery such as webbed fingers to those congenital hand difference that cannot be changed surgically. . Tthis is why it is best to consult a active surgeon who currently takes care of these regularly.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
In brief: Congenital anomalies
Organ systems form the 3rd-9th week after conception; during which time damage from a teratogen (e.
g., alcohol), some maternal infections/ illnesses, chromosome or single-gene abnormalities causes major malformations; major malformations of the brain depend on the timing & type of damage till 17 weeks. After this time, damage to an organ can cause minor malformations or functional defects.

In brief: Congenital anomalies
Organ systems form the 3rd-9th week after conception; during which time damage from a teratogen (e.
g., alcohol), some maternal infections/ illnesses, chromosome or single-gene abnormalities causes major malformations; major malformations of the brain depend on the timing & type of damage till 17 weeks. After this time, damage to an organ can cause minor malformations or functional defects.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Spina Bifida & cleft lip/palate are examples of congenital anomalies from genetic " set-ups" + prenatal environmental influences.
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