The goldston syndrome: Report of a case

D. Jay Gloeb, Marie Valdes-Dapena, Fawwaz Salman, Mary Jo O'Sullivan, Thomas A. Quetel

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We present a case of the Goldston syndrome - that is, cystic renal dysplasia and the Dandy- Walker malformation. The condition was diagnosed by ultrasound in a 635 g fetus in the seventeenth week of gestation. Ultrasound studies showed the fetal head to be somewhat enlarged with slight dilatation of the lateral ventricles and marked dilatation of the fourth ventricle. The kidneys were symmetrically enlarged and multicystic. Autopsy revealed evidence of the oligohydramnios syndrome. The kidneys were typical of the Goldston syndrome as were the microscopic lesions in the liver. To our knowledge this is the first reported case in which this diagnosis was made during intrauterine life..

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)337-343
Number of pages7
JournalFetal and Pediatric Pathology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989


  • Cystic renal dysplasia
  • Dandy-Walker malformation
  • Goldston syndrome
  • Meckel syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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