The VATER or VACTERL association is a nonrandom association of birth defects. more...
- V - Vertebral anomalies
- A - Anal atresia
- C - Cardiovascular anomalies
- T - Tracheoesophageal fistula
- E - Esophageal atresia
- R - Renal anomalies
- L - Preaxial limb anomalies
The diagnosis is made if at least three of the seven defects are present in an infant.
The VATER association has an estimated incidence of 1.6 cases/10,000 live births. It is seen more frequently in infants of diabetic mothers.
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