Common Malformations

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Oxford University Press, USA, Sep 29, 2011 - Medical - 470 pages
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This extensively illustrated reference work is designed for health professionals who care for newborn infants including neonatologists, pediatricians, NICU nurses, pediatric neurologists, pediatric surgeons, geneticists, and genetic counselors. It describes the most common malformations and draws from many sources the information needed for a full diagnostic evaluation and discussion of treatment options and genetic counseling. The text also covers minor anomalies, birthmarks and includes dozens of charts of anthropologic measurements, material that is needed in the initial physical examination to describe an infant's physical features. With over 400 photographs and original illustrations, Dr. Holmes has created an authoritative, well organized, and easy to use reference guide to common malformations of the infant, which will become an invaluable tool in hospitals and neonatal clinics across the world. The text is grounded in research gathered from the Active Malformations Surveillance Program conducted since 1972 at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. The program began as a three year study which monitored over 18,155 births and aimed to determine the frequency of many major malformations. The study was expanded to include minor physical features and birth marks. This text includes many never-before published photographs from these studies, as well as other major research findings in this area.
  

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Contents

1 The Approach to the Malformed Newborn
3
2 Amniotic Bands
16
3 Bowel Atresias
23
4 Chromosome Abnormalities
45
5 Cleft Lip and Palate
70
6 Cleft Palate
82
7 Club Foot
90
8 Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia
97
16 MicrophthalmiaAnophthalmia
206
17 Microtia
212
18 Neural Tube Defects
218
19 Omphalocele
263
20 Renal AgenesisDysgenesis
270
21 Skeletal Dysplasias
277
Hemivertebra
284
NonRandom Clusters
290

9 Cryptorchidism
104
10 Gastroschisis
109
11 Heart Defects
116
12 Hip Dysplasia
127
13 Holoprosencephaly
132
14 Hypospadias
139
15 Limb Malformations
146
24 Twinning
326
25 Minor AnomaliesNormal Variations
347
26 Birth Marks
395
27 Anthropologic Measurements
427
Index
459
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Lewis B. Holmes, MD, is an internationally respected expert in genetics and teratology. He is Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and Chief of the Genetics and Teratology Unit, Pediatric Services, Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

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