Potter's syndrome


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Potter's syndrome

n.
A combination of birth defects characterized by the absence of one or both kidneys, underdeveloped lungs, and Potter's facies, and resulting in neonatal respiratory distress, circulatory abnormalities, acidosis, cyanosis, edema, and death.
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"I had never even heard of Potter's Syndrome, and many babies who have it are stillborn.
A rare condition, Potter's syndrome - which involves the loss of amniotic fluid - meant his kidneys had failed and his lungs had not developed properly.
These manifestations are similar to Peters' anomaly, ocular lesions associated with aplasia of the optic nerve and Lowe's and Potter's syndrome. (10) In the patient presented here, the most prominent facial characteristic was his eye anomaly.