Author(s): Rinu J George, Shiny. T. Sam


DOI: 10.5958/2454-2660.2016.00043.0   

Address: Mr. Rinu J George1, Mrs. Shiny. T. Sam2
1Department of Nursing and Midwifery, College of Public Health and Medical Science, Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia
2Lecturer, MGM Muthoot College of Nursing, Pathanamthitta, Kerala, India
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 4,      Issue - 2,     Year - 2016

Oculoauriculovertebral spectrum (OAVS) is a sporadic condition with an incidence of 3.8: 100000 newborns. The syndrome is characterized by a variable degree of underdevelopment of organs originating from the first and the second branchial arches: The major organs involved are eye, ear and spine. Associated abnormalities include vertebral, cardiac, urinary etc. even though no confirmed causes are been found yet, multifactorial reasons have been stated. Main observable signs include microtia, anotia, colomboma etc. Prenatal diagnosis with ultrasonography along with many tests after the birth like computer tomography, hearing tests, visions tests are now been used The coordinated efforts of a team of specialists who may need to work together to ensure a comprehensive, systematic approach to treatment.

Cite this article:
Rinu J George, Shiny. T. Sam. Oculo-Auriculo-Vertebral Spectrum (OAVS): An Overview. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research. 2016; 4(2):217-222. doi: 10.5958/2454-2660.2016.00043.0

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