Bilateral renal agenesis, a severe anomaly in a premature infant with VACTERL association: A case report


Erol Basuguy, Sevinc Akdeniz, Sabahattin Ertugrul

We report on a preterm male (birth weight 1,100 g) with bilateral renal agenesis, a lethal malformation. Additionally, the child suffered from an atrial septal defect, ventricular septal defect, right aortic arch anomaly, a high type of anal atresia, vertebral anomalies, limbs defects (VACTERL association). The infant during first day of life was treated with an emergency sigmoid ostomy and peritoneal dialysis because of increasing abdominal dilatation and high urea and creatinine levels in blood. Important congenital anomalies associated with VACTERL association and prematurity are very serious causes of mortality in the early period.


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