December 1976

Severe Renal Dysgenesis Produced by a Dominant Gene

Author Affiliations

From the Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research (Dr Fitch) and the Department of Pathology (Dr Srolovitz), Jewish General Hospital, and the Department of Pathology, McGill University (Dr Srolovitz), Montreal.

Am J Dis Child. 1976;130(12):1356-1357. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1976.02120130062012

• A woman with the autosomal dominant syndrome of preauricular pits, cervical fistulae, and partial deafness gave birth to two children with preauricular pits and severe renal dysgenesis. The facies had some features of the Potter facies of renal agenesis. One child died soon after birth because of pneumothorax and immature development of the lungs. We suggest that all infants with renal agenesis or dysgenesis be examined for preauricular pits because of the high recurrence risk of renal anomalies in families with this syndrome.

(Am J Dis Child 130:1356-1357, 1976)