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Re: Potter's Syndrome

Posted By hfhs.md.rcs on November 25, 1998 at 18:11:42:

In Reply to: Potter's Syndrome posted by Paula  on November 23, 1998 at 14:29:47:

I am trying to find some information on Potter's Syndrome.  How often does it occur?  Is it a genetic abnormality?  What are its charecteristics? Are there any cases where a fetus diagnosed with it has survived past birth? How could a misdiagnosis of this syndrome be made?  Any information you could give me would be helpful.   Thank you, Paula
Dear Paula:
Potter's syndrome is renal agenesis. Since the kidneys do not form, normal amounts of amniotic fluid are not available, and these babies die either before or shortly after birth. Because the adrenal gland that sits atop the kidney normally enlarges during fetal growth, the adrenal gland can be mistaken for the kidney.
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