alexa A Case of Prune Belly Syndrome
Surgery

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Medical & Surgical Urology

Author(s): Hui Wu, Wei Xu, DongXuan Wang, ZhiHong Mu

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Prune belly syndrome (PBS) is a rare congenital disorder characterized by deficient abdominal wall muscles, urinary tract malformation, and, in males, cryptorchidism. We present a case of PBS in China. The patient was a newborn baby boy who had wrinkled, “prune-like” abdominal skin, bilateral cryptorchidism, and urinary system malformation, complicated with hypoplasia of the lung and branch of the coronary artery–right ventricular fistula. His kidney function was inadequate. The patient subsequently died at age 28 days due to septicemia from a severe urinary tract infection.

This article was published in Pediatrics & Neonatology and referenced in Medical & Surgical Urology

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