Hypoplasia


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hypoplasia

[‚hī·pō′plā·zhə]
(medicine)
Failure of a tissue or organ to achieve complete development.

Hypoplasia

 

or hypogenesis, underdevelopment of a tissue, organ, part of the body, or entire organism. Just as with aplasia, the basis of hypoplasia is impairment of the interuterine development of the fetus as a result of the effect of radiant energy on the mother’s organism, imbalance in nutrition, and certain infections transmitted from the mother to the fetus, such as German measles, toxoplasmosis, or poliomyelitis.

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It results from anterior deviation of infundibular septum that cause hypoplasia of sub-pulmonary infundibulum and thus is responsible for tetrad defects e.
This defect predominantly manifests itself in the form of thymic hypoplasia or aplasia,4 therefore, the total volume of thymus can serve as a key parameter to assess structural deformation.
The lateral cephalogram confirmed the hypoplasia of the mid-facial region along with the associated relative mandibular prognathism.
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Proposed pathogenesis of median clefts of the lower lip and mandible include, hypoplasia of the mandibular processes either during the early embryonic period or during late embrayonic periods.
The objectives of this study were to describe the clinical-pathological findings related to lissencephaly-pachygyria and cerebellar hypoplasia observed in a single calf to establish the differential diagnosis with other diseases of the central nervous systems of young cattle.
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