VATER--tibia aplasia association: report on two patients

Clin Dysmorphol. 2002 Oct;11(4):283-7. doi: 10.1097/00019605-200210000-00010.


We report two patients with oesophageal atresia, tracheo-oesophageal fistula and unilateral tibial aplasia. The karyotype in both patients was normal and both cases were sporadic. The congenital defects of the children can be regarded as an uncommon variant of VA(C)TER(L) association. Recently Basel and Goldblatt [(2000) Clin Dysmorphol 9:205-208] reported a similar patient with a VATER-tibia aplasia association.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abnormalities, Multiple / pathology*
  • Ear / abnormalities
  • Esophageal Atresia / pathology*
  • Facies
  • Foot Deformities, Congenital / pathology
  • Hand Deformities, Congenital / pathology
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Retrognathia / pathology
  • Tibia / abnormalities*
  • Tracheoesophageal Fistula / pathology*