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Prune belly syndrome


Other Names for this Disease
  • Eagle-Barrett syndrome
  • Abdominal muscles, absence of, with urinary tract abnormality and cryptorchidism
  • Abdominal muscle deficiency syndrome
  • Eagle-Barret syndrome
  • Obrinsky syndrome
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Treatment

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How might prune belly syndrome be treated?

The initial evaluation of the newborn with prune belly syndrome requires a team consisting of a neonatologist, nephrologist, urologist and in some cases other specialists (e.g., cardiologist) as well.[1] Treatment options depend on the child's age, health, medical history, extend of disease, tolerance for certain treatments or procedures, the expected course of the disease, and the parent's and/or guardian's opinions and preferences.[832]

In general, surgery may be done to repair abdominal muscle, genital, and bladder problems.[2][1]  Antibiotics may be given to infants to treat or prevent urinary tract infections.[2] Timing of therapy may vary from patient to patient. To learn more about your child’s specific treatment options we recommend that you speak to her healthcare provider.
Last updated: 12/8/2008

References
  1. Caldamone AA, Woodard JR. Prune belly syndrome. In: Wein et al.,. Campbell-Walsh Urology, 9th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders; 2007;
  2. Prune belly syndrome. MedlinePlus. 2007; http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001269.htm. Accessed 12/9/2008.


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Other Names for this Disease
  • Eagle-Barrett syndrome
  • Abdominal muscles, absence of, with urinary tract abnormality and cryptorchidism
  • Abdominal muscle deficiency syndrome
  • Eagle-Barret syndrome
  • Obrinsky syndrome
Related Diseases
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.