anencephaly

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Synonyms for anencephaly

a defect in brain development resulting in small or missing brain hemispheres

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Anencephalus, spina bifida and hydrocephalus: Incidence related to sex, race and season of birth, and incidence in siblings.
They were "hole-in-the-heart" defects, cleft palate, and anencephalus - a condition that causes much of the brain, skull and scalp to be missing at birth.
Harold Elwood, Epidemiology of Anencephalus and Spina Bifida (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1980), 87-90; J.
Various defects show significant effect of consanguinity like Club foot, Polydactyly, syndactyly, Oligodactyly, Dysplasia of acetabulum, Atresia ani, Harelip with or without cleft palate, Simple cleft palate, Anencephalus, Anophthalmus and microphthalmus, Hydrocephalus.
Other reports have noted a higher prevalence of spina bifida and anencephalus in the eastern states compared with the western states [6].