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renal agenesis

 

Definition: absence of one or both kidneys, most commonly unilateral with absence of the ipsilateral paramesonephric duct and its derivatives; renal function is normal as long as the remaining kidney is intact; bilateral or complete renal agenesis is associated with Potter facies and neonatal death.

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