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Semin Pediatr Surg. 2000 Aug;9(3):115-20.

Prune belly syndrome.

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Department of Surgery, Harvard Medical School and Children's Hospital of Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA.


Prune belly is a lax, wrinkled abdominal wall and frequently is associated with other anomalies. The prune belly syndrome is a specific constellation of anomalies consisting of an abdominal wall deficient in muscular tissue, dilated urinary tract, and bilateral cryptorchidism. This group of anomalies is also called the Eagle-Barrett syndrome and the triad syndrome. In about 3 of 4 patients with the prune belly syndrome, there are associated malformations of the cardiopulmonary, gastrointestinal, and orthopedic systems.

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