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Potter syndrome and Potter phenotype refers to a group of findings associated with a lack of amniotic fluid and kidney failure in an unborn infant. In Potter syndrome, the primary problem is kidney failure. The kidneys fail to develop properly as the baby is growing in the womb. The kidneys normally produce the amniotic fluid as urine. Potter phenotype refers to a typical facial appearance that occurs in a newborn when there is no amniotic fluid. The lack of amniotic fluid is called oligohydramnios.
Without amniotic fluid, the infant is not cushioned from the walls of the uterus. The pressure of the uterine wall leads to an unusual facial appearance, including widely separated eyes.
Potter phenotype may also lead to abnormal limbs, or limbs that are held in abnormal positions or contractures. A pregnancy ultrasound may show lack of amniotic fluid, absence of fetal kidneys, or severely abnormal kidneys in the unborn baby. Resuscitation at delivery may be attempted pending the diagnosis.
Treatment will be provided for any urinary outlet obstruction. This is a very serious condition. Most of the time it is deadly.
The short-term outcome depends on the severity of lung involvement. Long-term outcome depends on the severity of kidney involvement. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; chap Congenital and developmental abnormalities of the urinary tract. Nelson Essentials of Pediatrics. Mitchell AL. Congenital anomalies. Fanaroff and Martin's Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. Updated by: Neil K. Editorial team. Potter syndrome.
Oligohydramnios also stops development of the lungs, so the lungs do not work properly at birth. Symptoms include: Widely separated eyes with epicanthal folds , broad nasal bridge , low set ears , and receding chin Absence of urine output Difficulty breathing.
Exams and Tests. The following tests may be used to help diagnose the condition in a newborn: X-ray of the abdomen X-ray of the lungs. Outlook Prognosis. Alternative Names. Amniotic fluid Broad nasal bridge. Kidney Failure Read more. Health Topics A-Z Read more.
Doege—Potter syndrome DPS is a paraneoplastic syndrome  in which hypoglycemia is associated with solitary fibrous tumors. The hypoglycemia is the result of the tumors producing insulin-like growth factor 2. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Not to be confused with Potter sequence. J Thorac Oncol. Ann Surg. J Ky Med Assoc.
The Potter sequence is a constellation of findings demonstrated postnatally as a consequence of severe, prolonged oligohydramnios in utero. Although originally associated with renal causes of olighydramnios, the Potter sequence may be seen with severe oligohydramnios of essentially any cause. The prognosis is poor with a very high mortality rate, primarily secondary to pulmonary hypoplasia. It is named after Edith Louise Potter , an American pathologist who described the syndrome specifically in association with bilateral renal agenesis 3.
Potter syndrome and Potter phenotype refers to a group of findings associated with a lack of amniotic fluid and kidney failure in an unborn infant. In Potter syndrome, the primary problem is kidney failure. The kidneys fail to develop properly as the baby is growing in the womb. The kidneys normally produce the amniotic fluid as urine. Potter phenotype refers to a typical facial appearance that occurs in a newborn when there is no amniotic fluid.
Alternative titles; symbols. Renal aplasia falls at the most severe end of the spectrum of congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract CAKUT; , and usually results in death in utero or in the perinatal period. Families have been documented in which bilateral renal agenesis or aplasia coexists with unilateral renal aplasia, renal dysplasia, or renal aplasia with renal dysplasia, suggesting that these conditions may belong to a pathogenic continuum or phenotypic spectrum summary by Joss et al. Bilateral renal agenesis in utero results in oligohydramnios, and affected infants are noted at birth to have a characteristic facial phenotype known as ' Potter facies. The typical ' Potter facies' is characterized by wide-set eyes, flattened nose, receding chin, and large, low-set ears deficient in cartilage.