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VACTERL with Hydrocephalus


Synonyms of VACTERL with Hydrocephalus
  • VACTERL Association with Hydrocephalus
  • VACTERL-H Association
  • VATER Association with Hydrocephalus

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    VACTERL with hydrocephalus is an extremely rare genetic disorder in which the multisystem features of VACTERL association occur in addition to hydrocephalus. The term VACTERL is an acronym with each letter representing the first letter of the more common findings seen in affected children:

    (V) = vertebral abnormalities
    (A) = anal atresia
    (C) = cardiac (heart) defects
    (T) = tracheoesophageal fistula
    (E) = esophageal atresia
    (R) = renal (kidney) abnormalities
    (L) = limb abnormalities

    Hydrocephalus is a condition in which accumulation of excessive cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the skull causes pressure on the tissues of the brain, resulting in a variety of symptoms. VACTERL with hydrocephalus is inherited as an autosomal recessive or X-linked recessive trait. VACTERL with hydrocephalus is a distinct genetic disorder separate from VACTERL association, a nonrandom association of birth defects.
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    Organizations related to VACTERL with Hydrocephalus
    • Birth Defect Research for Children
      930 Woodcock Rd
      Orlando FL 32803
      Phone #: 407-895-0802
      800 #: --
      e-mail: staff@birthdefects.org
      Home page: http://www.birthdefects.org
    • Congenital Heart Anomalies, Support, Education, & Resources
      2112 North Wilkins Road
      Swanton OH 43558
      Phone #: 419-825-5575
      800 #: --
      e-mail: chaser@compuserve.com
      Home page: http://www.csun.edu/~hcmth011/chaser/chaser-news.html
    • EA/TEF Child and Family Support Connection, Inc.
      111 West Jackson Boulevard
      Chicago IL 60604-3502
      Phone #: 312-987-9085
      800 #: --
      e-mail: info@eatef.org
      Home page: http://www.eatef.org
    • Hydrocephalus Association
      870 Market Street
      San Francisco CA 94102
      Phone #: 415-732-7040
      800 #: 888-598-3789
      e-mail: pip@hydroassoc.org
      Home page: http://www.hydroassoc.org
    • March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
      1275 Mamaroneck Avenue
      White Plains NY 10605
      Phone #: 914-428-7100
      800 #: 888-663-4637
      e-mail: Askus@marchofdimes.com
      Home page: http://www.marchofdimes.com
    • National Hydrocephalus Foundation
      12413 Centralia
      Lakewood CA 90715-1623
      Phone #: 562-924-6666
      800 #: 888-857-3434
      e-mail: nhf@earthlink.net
      Home page: http://www.nhfonline.org
    • TEF/VATER/VACTRL National Support Network
      15301 Grey Fox Road
      Upper Marlboro MD 20772
      Phone #: 301-952-6837
      800 #: --
      e-mail: tefvater@ix.netcom.com
      Home page: http://www.tefvater.org
    • Tracheo Oesophageal Fistula Support Group (TOFS)
      St. George's Centre
      Nottingham Intl NG4 2NN
      Phone #: 011-5 9-61 3092
      800 #: --
      e-mail: office@tofs.org.uk
      Home page: http://www.tofs.org.uk
    • VATER Connection, Inc.
      1722 Yucca Lane
      Emporia KS 66801
      Phone #: 620-342-6954
      800 #: --
      e-mail: angie@vaterconnection.org
      Home page: http://www.vaterconnection.org



    For a Complete Report

    This is an abstract of a report from the National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc. ? (NORD). A copy of the complete report can be obtained for a small fee by visiting the NORD website. The complete report contains additional information including symptoms, causes, affected population, related disorders, standard and investigational treatments (if available), and references from medical literature. For a full-text version of this topic, see http://www.rarediseases.org/search/rdblist.html