Renal-hepatic-pancreatic dysplasia syndrome (ivemark's syndrome) with lymphangiectasia
Renal-hepatic-pancreatic dysplasia syndrome (ivemark's syndrome).
With lymphangiectasia as a complication
Diagn Pathol. 2007 Jul
Vankalakunti M, Gupta K, Kakkar N, Das A.
BACKGROUND: Renal-Hepatic-Pancreatic dysplasia syndrome described by Ivemark in 1959 constitutes a triad pancreatic fibrosis, renal dysplasia and hepatic dysgenesis.
CASE PRESENTATION: We describe two unrelated cases of Renal-hepatic-pancreatic dysplasia syndrome in stillborn babies. The characteristic microscopic features were present in both the cases. The second case illustrates the unique association lymphangiectasia with Renal-hepatic-pancreatic dysplasia syndrome. Both cases are unrelated and there is no history of any consanguineous marriage.
CONCLUSION: These two cases are unrelated and are rare. In the developmental research, the perinatal autopsy needs to be utilized as a major tool and an Ad hoc committee formation is required to formulate the approach towards syndromic diseases.