Potter Syndrome Follow-up

Updated: Jan 21, 2015
  • Author: Sushil Gupta, MD; Chief Editor: Craig B Langman, MD  more...
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Follow-up

Further Outpatient Care

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  • Depends on the underlying renal condition and renal function

  • Close follow-up with a pediatric nephrologist is needed

  • Involves careful monitoring of renal function

  • Requires careful monitoring of respiratory function

  • Includes careful monitoring of medications and their adverse effects.

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Further Inpatient Care

Neonates with Potter syndrome should be admitted to the neonatal ICU (NICU).

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Inpatient & Outpatient Medications

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  • Medications that are used in the treatment of hypertension include beta-blockers, calcium-channel blockers, ACE inhibitors, and diuretics.

  • Diuretics can be used in the treatment of fluid overload and related hypertension.

  • Calcium carbonate is used to treat hypocalcemia and hyperphosphatemia.

  • Vitamin D is used to treat hyperparathyroidism.

  • Erythropoietin is used in the treatment of anemia associated with renal failure.

  • Growth hormone is used in children with growth failure associated with chronic renal failure.

  • Oral or parenteral iron may be required to treat anemia associated with chronic renal failure.

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Transfer

Transfer the patient to a center where pediatric subspecialists are available for consultation.

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Deterrence/Prevention

No preventive measures are known for any causes listed above.

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Complications

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  • Associated pulmonary complications include the following:

    • Spontaneous pneumothorax due to pulmonary hypoplasia

    • Neonatal respiratory distress due to pulmonary hypoplasia

  • Associated renal complications include the following:

    • Hypertension that requires antihypertensive drug therapy

    • Hyperkalemia

    • Hypocalcemia

    • Hyperphosphatemia

    • Hyponatremia

    • Acute renal failure

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Prognosis

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Patient Education

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  • Prenatal care should be provided with the help of a perinatologist.

  • Parents should be fully aware of and educated about oligohydramnios and its long-term consequences on the developing fetus.

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