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Genetic Disorders and Defects
Deformational (or positional) plagiocephaly refers to a misshapen shape of the head from repeated pressure to the same area of the head.
A diaphragmatic hernia is a birth defect, which is an abnormality that occurs before birth as a fetus is forming in the mother's uterus.
Learn more about the causes, symptoms and treatments for lysosomal storage disease, a genetic condition.
Marfan syndrome is a disorder involving the body's connective tissue.
Microtia is a condition in which a child is born with an ear or ears deformed or absent.
Mosaicism, used to describe the presence of more than one type of cell in a person, is usually described as a percentage.
Multifactorial inheritance means that many factors (multifactorial) are involved in causing a birth defect.
Learn more about the symptoms, causes and treatments for multisuture synostosis, a congenital disorder affecting brain growth and head shape.
An omphalocele is a birth defect in which some of the abdominal organs protrude through an opening in the abdominal muscles in the area of the umbilical cord. A translucent membrane covers the protruding organs.
Learn more about the symptoms, causes and treatments for Pfeiffer syndrome, a bone disorder that affects the head and face.