Common Morphologic Defects in Embryos and Fetuses

  • Dagmar K. Kalousek
  • Naomi Fitch
  • Barbara A. Paradice


Abnormal embryonic development can be local or general. Localized defects are similar to those seen in fetuses or newborns; they include neural tube defects, limb abnormalities, and facial clefts. General embryonic maldevelopment is known as embryonic growth disorganization.


Ventricular Septal Defect Neural Tube Defect Esophageal Atresia Male Fetus Imperforate Anus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dagmar K. Kalousek
    • 1
  • Naomi Fitch
    • 2
  • Barbara A. Paradice
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PathologyThe University of British Columbia and BC Children’s HospitalVancouverCanada
  2. 2.Department of Pathology, Lady Davis Institute, Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General HospitalThe University of British ColumbiaMontrealCanada
  3. 3.Embryopathology UnitBC Children’s HospitalVancouverCanada

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