Limb-body wall defect. Is there a defensible hypothesis and can it explain all the associated anomalies?

@article{Hunter2011LimbbodyWD,
  title={Limb-body wall defect. Is there a defensible hypothesis and can it explain all the associated anomalies?},
  author={Alasdair G. W. Hunter and Laurie H. Seaver and Roger E Stevenson},
  journal={American journal of medical genetics. Part A},
  year={2011},
  volume={155A 9},
  pages={2045-59}
}
Aside from gastroschisis and omphalocele, major defects of the ventral body (thoracoabdominal) wall are relatively uncommon and almost universally lethal. They are most often associated with other anomalies including those of the limbs that may range from amelia to mild positional deformations, unusual craniofacial malformations, and a variety of visceral… CONTINUE READING