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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
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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 individual's age, health, medical history, extent 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.

In general, surgery may be done to repair abdominal muscle, genital, and bladder problems. Antibiotics may be given to infants to treat or prevent urinary tract infections.[1][2][3] Timing of therapy may vary from patient to patient. 
Last updated: 6/10/2016

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. 10/27/2015; http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001269.htm.
  3. Israel Franco. Prune Belly Syndrome. Medscape. April 30, 2014; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/447619.


Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

  • Orphanet lists European clinical trials, research studies, and patient registries enrolling people with this condition. 
Other Names for this Disease
  • Eagle-Barrett syndrome
  • Abdominal muscles, absence of, with urinary tract abnormality and cryptorchidism
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.