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Open Access Case Report

Renal-hepatic-pancreatic dysplasia syndrome (ivemark's syndrome)

Mahesha Vankalakunti, Kirti Gupta, Nandita Kakkar* and Ashim Das

Author Affiliations

Department of Histopathology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

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Diagnostic Pathology 2007, 2:24  doi:10.1186/1746-1596-2-24

Published: 2 July 2007

Abstract

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.