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Old 05-07-2010
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Question VATER syndrome, What is the R for?

I've been reading in Kaplan notes and they mentioned that the R in VATER is actually a "radia" anomaly while I was thinking that it's "renal" all this time.

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Actually is VACTERL:

V - Vertebral anomalies
A - Anal atresia
C - Cardiovascular anomalies
T - Tracheoesophageal fistula
E - Esophageal atresia
R - Renal +/- Radial anomalies
L - Limb defects

As you can see, R stands both for renal and for radial anomalies.
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