The association and embryogenesis of tracheo-oesophageal and anorectal anomalies.

  title={The association and embryogenesis of tracheo-oesophageal and anorectal anomalies.},
  author={D H Piekarski and Freg Stephens},
  journal={Progress in pediatric surgery},
Thirty-one patients with combined oesophageal and anorectal anomalies were studied. They comprised 10% of 328 consecutive foregut malformations and 246 anorectal deformities. Twenty-three of this series also exhibited at least 3 of the VATER defects. There was a very high incidence particularly of associated vertebral, urological and musculoskeletal anomalies. This high incidence of addditional lesions is presumably a reflection of generalized early damage to the mesenchymal tissues at the… CONTINUE READING


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