malformation

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malformation

Pathol a deformity in the shape or structure of a part, esp when congenital

malformation

[‚mal·fər′mā·shən]
(medicine)
A deformity of a part of the body resulting from abnormal development.
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1) They represent 30% of vascular malformations in the paediatric age group.
There were terminations of pregnancies due to fetal malformations and 341 live births.
The malformations found have ranged from facial clefting to rare malformations like Blue Rubber Bleb Nevus Syndrome.
The experts said: "Although most antiepileptic drugs taken during pregnancy significantly increase the risk for one or more specific fetal malformations, the occurrence of these malformations is nevertheless rare.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Findings of new research suggested that a disrupted signaling pathway in endothelial cells, which line the insides of blood vessels, leads to cavernomas, vascular malformations in the brain which are often dangerous.
Major congenital malformations included defects present at birth which may be fatal and/or handicap the patient throughout life.
Mutations within the MGC4607 gene cause cerebral cavernous malformations.
Moreover, studies of animals exposed to very high doses found an increased risk of congenital malformations, although the doses used to treat women and others are orders of magnitude smaller than those used in the animal studies.
Results showed an increased hazard of miscarriage but no increased prevalence of having offspring with malformations among women taking clarithromycin in early pregnancy.
These cases illustrate an important point, that imaging can result in misdiagnoses because imaging characteristics of parotid masses and venous malformations overlap.
Intramedullary spinal cord cavernous malformations.