Prenatal diagnosis of renal agenesis in a twin gestation.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Bilateral renal agenesis is a lethal congenital anomaly. It appears to be transmitted in a polygenic pattern. The prenatal ultrasound findings consist of severe oligohydramnios, absence of the fetal bladder, and failure to identify fetal kidneys. Twin gestations with renal agenesis have been described in the paediatric literature. We detail a case of a patient with two prior affected pregnancies with bilateral renal agenesis. Her latest pregnancy was diagnosed prenatally, with one fetus with bilateral and the other fetus with unilateral renal agenesis. The ultrasound findings should be differentiated from the stuck twin phenomenon.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kuller, JA; Coulson, CC; McCoy, MC; Altman, GC; Thorp, JM; Katz, VL

Published Date

  • November 1994

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 14 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 1090 - 1092

PubMed ID

  • 7877959

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0197-3851

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/pd.1970141115


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England