Anal atresia, vertebral, genital, and urinary tract anomalies: A primary polytopic developmental field defect identified through an epidemiological analysis of associations

Citation
Ml. Martinez-frias et al., Anal atresia, vertebral, genital, and urinary tract anomalies: A primary polytopic developmental field defect identified through an epidemiological analysis of associations, AM J MED G, 95(2), 2000, pp. 169-173
Citations number
19
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Molecular Biology & Genetics
Journal title
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL GENETICS
ISSN journal
0148-7299 → ACNP
Volume
95
Issue
2
Year of publication
2000
Pages
169 - 173
Database
ISI
SICI code
0148-7299(20001113)95:2<169:AAVGAU>2.0.ZU;2-B
Abstract
Anal atresia (AA) is observed per se or as part of different Mendelian or c hromosomal syndromes, and as part of the VACTERL primary developmental fiel d, CHARGE association, cloacal extrophy, in a mitochondrial cytopathy, and other multiple congenital anomaly patterns. There are only a few studies on the defects associated with AA, and in all of them it was observed that ge nitourinary defects are most frequent in infants with AA, Here we present t he analysis of 28,410 malformed infants to study the frequency of 11 select ed congenital defects in infants with AA in relation to their frequency in infants with multiple congenital anomaly patterns without AA, We conclude t hat the association of AA + spine defects + renal/urinary tract defects + g enital defects constitutes a group of defects that tends to be present toge ther in the same child because they are pathogenetically related, and since they are of blastogenetic origin they constitute a primary polytopic devel opmental field defect, (C) 2000 Wiley-Liss, Inc.