[ UK /hˌa‍ɪpə‍ʊplˈæzi‍ə/ ]
  1. underdevelopment of an organ because of a decrease in the number of cells
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How To Use hypoplasia In A Sentence

  • It can be life threatening because the displaced organs take up the room the lungs need to fully develop, causing pulmonary hypoplasia. CDH — Spence
  • It is defined by hypoplasia of the cerebellar vermis, cystic dilatation of fourth ventricle and hydrocephalus. Hydrocephalus
  • Sauer L, Harrison MR, Flake AW: Does an expanding fetal abdominal mass produce pulmonary hypoplasia. CHOP general fetal medicine publications
  • View larger image »may result in severe kidney damage (renal dysplasia) and underdevelopment of the lungs (pulmonary hypoplasia), which are life-threatening conditions. Lower Urinary Tract Obstruction (LUTO)
  • In a small number of patients with cervical teratomas, the mass effect pulls the lungs into the apex of the chest and results in pulmonary hypoplasia. Giant Neck Masses (GNM), Cervical Teratoma
  • Conservation of this function in humans may explain many of the pleiotropic phenotypes of cartilage hair hypoplasia.
  • The key components of this malformation include hypoplasia of the cerebellar vermis and cystic dilatation of the 4th ventricle.
  • A large mass causes mediastinal shift, hypoplasia of normal lung tissue, polyhydramnios and cardiovascular compromise leading to fetal hydrops and death. Bronchopulmonary sequestration and Congenital Cystic Adenomatoid
  • Cerebellar hemispheres are ‘winged’ outward accompanied with vermian and cerebellar hypoplasia.
  • Herniation of the fetal liver is frequently associated with a small abdominal size and pulmonary hypoplasia (small lungs), two factors that can complicate the postnatal (after delivery) course. Omphalocele
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