ISSN : 2146-3123
E-ISSN : 2146-3131

A Case of VACTERL Association
Rıdvan Duran 1, Ülfet Vatansever 1, Betül Acunaş 1, Mustafa İnan 2, Burhan Aksu 2, Nermin Tunçbilek 3
1Trakya Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Çocuk Sağlığı ve Hastalıkları Anabilim Dalı, Edirne
2Trakya Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Çocuk Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı
3Trakya Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Radyodiagnostik Anabilim Dalı, Edirne
Pages : 39-42


The VACTERL association consists of a spectrum of defects including vertebral, cardiac, renal, and limb anomalies, anal atresia, and tracheoesophageal fistula. This association was detected in a 33-week preterm female twin newborn (1300 g) with findings of anal atresia, rib anomaly, ventricular septal defect, renal anomaly, and extremity anomaly. No etiologic factor was elicited. Colostomy was performed on the first postnatal day. In the postoperative period, she developed atelectasis and required mechanical ventilation. She died on the 44th postnatal day due to pulmonary hemorrhage.

Keywords : Abnormalities, multiple; anus, imperforate; heart defects, congenital; infant, newborn; kidney/abnormalities; pregnancy complications; spine/abnormalities
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