Prune Belly Syndrome: A case Report

  • V C Ezeaka
  • E O Iroha
  • M T Egri-Okwaji
  • E U Onifade
  • F O Adetayo
Keywords: Prune belly syndrome, presentation, management.


The Prune Belly Syndrome (PBS) is a anomaly. It comprises of a lax abdominal wall musculature, urinary tract anomalies, and cryptorchidism. Our patients had urinary tract infection and renal failure. These are well described consequences of the syndrome and are poor prognostic indices. This case report was undertaken in order to highlight the occurrence of this rare syndrome in our environment and to review its pathogenesis, presentation and management approach. The case for prenatal diagnosis and early integrated treatment is further discussed.

Keywords: Prune belly syndrome, presentation, management.

NQJHM Vol. 14 (2) 2004: pp. 175-177

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