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A successful pregnancy outcome in a case of maternal VACTERL

Dominique Joyce M. Concepcion, MD and Ma. Cristina Pelaez-Crisologo, MD, FPOGS, FPSMFM
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Philippine General Hospital, University of the Philippines-Manila

Vertebral anomalies-anal atresia-cardiac abnormalities-tracheoesophageal fistula-renal agenesis-limb (VACTERL) defects association is a rare congenital disease. While most scientific literature focus on the clinical presentation and management of pediatric patients with this condition, this paper focuses on the challenges faced by a 22-year-old primigravid, who was able to carry a pregnancy to term, despite the many anomalies associated with being afflicted with VACTERL.