a group of anomalies, usually causing death shortly after birth, caused by compression of the fetus secondary to oligohydramnios, which may result from agenesis of the kidneys or other fetal urinary tract defects or from leakage of amniotic fluid. Infants
have characteristic flattened facies (Potter facies) and skeletal abnormalities such as clubbed feet and contracted joints, often with underdevelopment of the lungs. Called
also Potter syndrome.
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