A Typical Case of Classic Potter’s Syndrome: A Case Report

Mahy, Mohamed El Kerim and Ech-Chebab, Mohammed and Ayyad, Anass and Messaoudi, Sahar and Amrani, Rim (2024) A Typical Case of Classic Potter’s Syndrome: A Case Report. Open Journal of Pediatrics, 14 (03). pp. 482-487. ISSN 2160-8741

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Potter syndrome is a rare congenital malformation that primarily affects male fetuses; it is characterized by pulmonary hypoplasia, skeletal malformation, and kidney abnormalities. The pressure of the uterine wall due to oligohydramnios leads to an unusual facial appearance, abnormal limbs in abnormal positions, or contractures. The fetus generally dies soon after birth due to respiratory insufficiency. The baby was a live preterm male, born to a 30-year-old multigravida, out of a non-consanguineous marriage via cesarean section. There was no liquor at the time of delivery. The baby did not cry immediately after birth and required resuscitation, followed by mechanical ventilation. Multiple congenital anomalies suggestive of Potter’s syndrome were noted including facial features, flattened nose, low protruding ear, retrognathism, and epicanthal folds with unilateral atresia of the choana. Chest X-ray showed small volume lung fields suggestive of pulmonary hypoplasia, and we had on ultrasonography bilateral polycystic kidney disease on ultrasonography. At 42 hours of life, the baby developed tachypnea and severe chest retractions and died due to respiratory insufficiency. Our case highlights the importance of regular prenatal checks and examinations in each pregnancy, which helps to collect suspected cases and improve knowledge of this syndrome for better management.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Opene Prints > Medical Science
Depositing User: Managing Editor
Date Deposited: 11 May 2024 09:49
Last Modified: 11 May 2024 09:49
URI: http://geographical.go2journals.com/id/eprint/3618

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