Prune Belly Syndrome
AbstractTwo cases of prune belly syndrome in Black infants are presented. The prune belly syndrome, or congenital absence of abdominal muscles, is accompanied by hydro-ureter, hydronephrosis, megalocystis and usually undescended testes. Other associated congenital defects occur, of which orthopaedic defects appear to be the most prevalent. Others are patent urachus, congenital heart malformation, anomalies of the eyes and ears, ectodermal dysplasia, torticollis and micrognathia.
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