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Glossary for Townes-Brocks Syndrome

  • Anorectal disorders: Conditions that affect the anorectum
  • Bone conditions: Conditions that affect the bones
  • Clinodactyly: Curving of the fifth finger towards the fourth finger.
  • Congenital conditions: Any condition that you are born with such as birth defects or genetic diseases.
  • Congenital conditions -- physical defects: Congenital (birth) defects causing a physical structure defect (rather than metabolic).
  • Ear and Hearing conditions: Medical conditions affecting the ears or the hearing systems.
  • Ear shapes: Differences in the shape of the ears
  • Foot conditions: Any condition that may affect the foot
  • Hand conditions: Any condition that affects the hand
  • Imperforate anus: A congenital disorder where the anus is missing or located in the wrong position.
  • Limb conditions: Medical conditions affecting the upper or lower limbs.
  • Musculoskeletal conditions: Medical conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system of bones, muscles and related structures.
  • Sensorineural hearing loss: Hearing loss due to abnormal functioning or damage to the hearing nerve or the cochlea (inner ear) or the part of the brain that processes sound. The hearing problem may be present at birth or may be acquired through such things as aging, excessive noise or diseases such as meningitis.
  • Syndactyly: Fusion of one or more fingers or toes. The digits may be joined simply by skin or the actual bones may be fused. The fusion may involve the whole digit or only a portion of it.
  • Tetralogy of Fallot: A condition which is characterized pulmonary stenosis, interventricular septal defect, right ventricular hypertrophy and dextroposition of the aorta

 

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