renal agenesis(redirected from Bilateral renal agenesis)
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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 agenesisThe absence of one or more kidneys, which, if bilateral, is universally fatal.
Renal agenesis is associated with defects of RET and UPK3A.
renal agenesisNeonatology 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
Failure of the fetal kidneys to form. Oligohydramnios usually associated with absence of both kidneys.
Mentioned in: Polyhydramnios and Oligohydramnios