What are the histologic findings in Fanconi syndrome?

Updated: Feb 09, 2018
  • Author: Sahar Fathallah-Shaykh, MD; Chief Editor: Craig B Langman, MD  more...
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  • Most patients with Fanconi syndrome have no distinguishing features of renal morphology.

  • A distortion in the appearance of the proximal tubule, which resembles a swan neck, was described in children with cystinosis and was considered to be the cause of the syndrome. However, this distortion is more likely to be consequence of cellular atrophy secondary to the deposition of cystine.

  • Nonspecific glomerular and tubular changes are also described in Lowe syndrome.

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