bilateral renal agenesis

Last reviewed 01/2018

Potter's Syndrome is a rare condition occurring in sporadic and autosomally recessive forms. It is incompatible with life.

The key problem is bilateral renal agenesis. Potter found this in 1 in 4000 births, especially males. Renal agenesis causes oligohydramnios.

The lack of amniotic fluid to cushion the fetus results in the characteristic squashed facies and other features of Potter's syndrome.