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Kaufman's syndrome I

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A non-genetic syndrome characterised by a large number of congenital malformations, including vertebral anomalies, congenital cardiovascular defects, interventricular septal defects, tracheo-oesophageal fistula, oesophageal atresia, renal agenesis and dysplasia, and limb abnormalities.


  • L. Quan, D. W. Smith:
    The VATER association: vertebral defects, anal atresia, tracheoesophageal fistula with esophageal atresia, radial dysplasia.
    Birth Defects Original Article Series, New York, 1972, 8(2): 75-78.
  • R. L. Kaufman, et al:
    Family studies in congenital heart disease. II. A syndrome of hydrometrocolpos, postaxial polydactyly and congenital heart disease.
    Birth Defects Original Article Series, New York, 1972, 8(5): 85-87.
  • Burhan Say, Park S. Gerald:
    A new polydactyly/imperforate-anus/vertebral-anomalies syndrome?
    Lancet, London, 1968, II: 688.

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