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Disease fong

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Disease, fong

The nail-patella syndrome. This condition is sometimes called fong disease for the physician who in 1946 discovered it in a patient on whom he performed intravenous pyelography while investigating hypertension and albuminuria related to pregnancy. On x-ray dr. Fong saw the 'iliac horns (symmetrical bilateral central posterior iliac processes) which are now known to be a characteristic feature of nail-patella syndrome.