While assessing a neonate 30 minutes after birth, the nurse observes that the child has a short neck covered with webbing. The nurse should further assess the client for:
1. Genetic deviations.
2. Cleft palate.
3. Potter’s syndrome.
4. Neural tube defects.
The nurse notifies the pediatrician because a short, webbed neck is associated with genetic deviations or chromosomal disorders such as Turner’s syndrome. Cleft palate is associated with embryonic developmental failures and an abnormal opening in the palate. Potter’s syndrome (renal agenesis) ischaracterized by an atypical facial appearance consisting of a flat nose, recessed chin, epicanthal folds, low-set abnormal ears, limb abnormalities, and pulmonary hypoplasia. Neural tube defects are associated with spina bifida or myelomeningocele.
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