renal agenesis

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re·nal a·gen·e·sis

absence of one or both kidneys, most commonly unilateral with absence of the ipsilateral paramesonephric duct and its derivatives; renal function is normal as long as the remaining kidney is intact; bilateral or complete renal agenesis is associated with Potter facies and neonatal death.

renal agenesis

The absence of one or more kidneys, which, if bilateral, is universally fatal.

Molecular pathology
Renal agenesis is associated with defects of RET and UPK3A.

renal agenesis

Neonatology A rare disease characterized by bilateral RA, low-set floppy ears, a broad, flat nose and lung hypoplasia; infants with bilateral RA die shortly after birth; infants with unilateral RA have normal lungs and are asymptomatic in neonatal period

Renal agenesis

Failure of the fetal kidneys to form. Oligohydramnios usually associated with absence of both kidneys.
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There are two possible theories for our patient with bilateral renal agenesis having normal pulmonary function.
This child had an unusual presentation in that she presented with normal pulmonary function in the presence of bilateral renal agenesis. This is the first reported case occurring in a singleton pregnancy and the longest documented survival in an infant with bilateral renal agenesis.
In sirenomelic fetus, bilateral renal agenesis causes severe oligohydramnios thus limiting proper evaluation of limbs in second and third trimester.
Amniocentesis for chromosomes was scheduled at 21 weeks but was not performed due to severe oligohydramnios.USG of the abortus revealed bilateral renal agenesis.
Classic Potter Syndrome occurs when the developing fetus has bilateral renal agenesis, where as type-i due to autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD)..

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