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Prune belly syndrome


Other Names for this Disease
  • Abdominal muscles, absence of, with urinary tract abnormality and cryptorchidism
  • Eagle-Barrett syndrome
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  • I have a nephew who has Eagle-Barrett syndrome. I am interested in finding out what causes this to happen to babies, and surgical procedures that could fix some of the damage caused by this.  Because of my nephew, I want to be involved in some way to help facilitate more research to find out the causes of this syndrome, and how to prevent it.  If there is any information you can give on who to talk to about this, or where to start I would greatly appreciate it. Click here for answer

  • My daughter was born with prune belly syndrome. She is missing her stomach muscles, but has no other issues. We have been told that she needs to protect her stomach from accidental injury at school.  Do you have information on treatment? Is there anything that can be done to let her live a normal life? Click here for answer