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Potter's facies

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Characteristic facies seen in severe renal malformations (Potters' disease).

Description

Characteristic facies seen in severe renal malformations (Potters' disease) but may also have other causes. Facial features consist of wide-set eyes, flattened palpebral fissures, prominent epicanthus, flattened nasal bridge, mandibular micrognathia, and large, low-set ears deficient in cartilage.

Bibliography

  • Edith L. Potter:
    Facial characteristics of infants with bilateral renal agenesis.
    American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, St. Louis, 1946, 51: 885-888.

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