Monthly Archives: September 2018

Carpenter Syndrome – Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment.

Description Carpenter syndrome is a condition characterized by the premature fusion of skull bones (craniosynostosis); finger and toe abnormalities; and other developmental problems. The features in affected people vary. Craniosynostosis can give the head a pointed appearance; cause asymmetry of the head and face; affect the development of the brain, …

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Microtia – Causes, Treatment, and Complications.

Description Microtia is a congenital deformity of the outer ear where the ear does not fully develop during the first trimester of pregnancy.  The word “microtia” comes from the Latin words “micro” and “otia”, meaning “little ear.”  Microtia ears can vary in appearance but are usually smaller in size, often …

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Bicornuate Uterus- Definition, Causes and Treatment

Definition Bicornate uterus (also called heart-shaped uterus), is a congenital (present at birth) condition where the uterus has two cavities (spaces) instead of one large cavity. Most women with this condition don’t need surgery to repair it. A bicornuate uterus consists of two symmetric uterine horns unified by caudal fusion. …

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Excoriation Disorder – Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment.

Description Excoriation disorder (also referred to as chronic skin-picking or dermatillomania) is a mental illness related to obsessive-compulsive disorder. It is characterized by repeated picking at one’s own skin which results in skin lesions and causes significant disruption in one’s life. Individuals may pick at the healthy skin, minor skin …

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Agoraphobia- Definition, Symptoms, and Treatment

Definition If you have agoraphobia, it means you get anxious about having a panic attack. As well as crowds and queues, you may fear other places or situations where you’ve had a panic attack before. This fear makes you avoid these situations or do things to help manage your anxiety, …

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Apert syndrome – Symptoms, Causes, and Diagnosis.

Description Apert syndrome, also known as “acrocephalosyndactyly”. It is a genetic disorder in which certain skull bones fuse together prematurely, which is known as craniosynostosis. This early fusion of the skull prevents it from developing normally and causes the child to have an unusual head and face shape. Children with …

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Splenomegaly- Definition, Causes, and Treatment

Definition An enlarged spleen, known formally as splenomegaly, is a medical condition in which a person or animal’s spleen increases in size due to some sort of inflammation or other problem. The swelling doesn’t usually cause any immediate symptoms or pain, and as such people aren’t usually aware of what’s …

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Kabuki Syndrome – Description, Causes, and Treatment.

Description Kabuki syndrome is a rare, multisystem disorder characterized by multiple abnormalities including distinctive facial features, growth delays, varying degrees of intellectual disability, skeletal abnormalities, and short stature. A wide variety of additional symptoms affecting multiple different organ systems can potentially occur. The specific symptoms associated with Kabuki syndrome can …

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