VATER syndrome, What is the R for? - USMLE Forums
USMLE Forums Logo
USMLE Forums         Your Reliable USMLE Online Community     Members     Posts
Home
USMLE Articles
USMLE News
USMLE Polls
USMLE Books
USMLE Apps
Go Back   USMLE Forums > USMLE Step 2 CK Forum

USMLE Step 2 CK Forum USMLE Step 2 CK Discussion Forum: Let's talk about anything related to USMLE Step 2 CK exam


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-07-2010
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: Not yet
Posts: 97
Threads: 52
Thanked 135 Times in 49 Posts
Reputation: 135
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.

Any idea !
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message



  #2  
Old 05-07-2010
ath.pantelis's Avatar
USMLE Forums Addict
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 187
Threads: 4
Thanked 368 Times in 121 Posts
Reputation: 398
Default

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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
INCOGNITO (06-27-2011), rasheed (05-08-2010)



Reply

Tags
Pediatrics-, Syndromes-Acronyms

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the USMLE Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Medical School
Choose "---" if you don't want to tell. AMG for US & Canadian medical schools. IMG for all other medical schools.
USMLE Steps History
What steps finished! Example: 1+CK+CS+3 = Passed Step 1, Step 2 CK, Step 2 CS, and Step 3.

Choose "---" if you don't want to tell.

Favorite USMLE Books
What USMLE books you really think are useful. Leave blank if you don't want to tell.
Location
Where you live. Leave blank if you don't want to tell.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Turner Syndrome Sabio USMLE Step 1 Buzzwords 10 3 Weeks Ago 07:43 AM
Marfan's Syndrome jackat1000 USMLE Step 1 Mnemonics 11 07-18-2011 08:52 PM
Differentiating Staphylococcal Scalded Skin Syndrome from Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis and Steven Johnson Syndrome lee-usmle USMLE Step 2 CK Bits & Pieces 0 03-21-2010 07:12 PM
Meigs Syndrome Firas USMLE Step 2 CK Bits & Pieces 0 11-29-2009 02:16 AM
Nelson Syndrome Qussay USMLE Step 1 Forum 2 11-28-2009 10:54 AM

RSS Feed
Find Us on Facebook
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

USMLE® & other trade marks belong to their respective owners, read full disclaimer
USMLE Forums created under Creative Commons 3.0 License. (2009-2014)