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Amelia (birth defect)



Amelia
Classification & external resources
ICD-10 Q73.0
ICD-9 755.21, 755.31, 755.4

Amelia (from Greek α = "none" plus μέλος (plural μέλεα) = "limb") is the birth defect of lacking one or more limbs. It can also result in a shrunken or deformed limb. For example, a child might be born without an elbow or forearm.

Additional recommended knowledge

See also

  • Dysmelia
  • Amniotic Band Syndrome
 
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