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Prune belly syndrome

Prune belly syndrome: Introduction

Prune belly syndrome: A congenital condition where an infant is born without muscles in the front abdominal wall giving the loose skin a wrinkled, prune-like appearance. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Prune belly syndrome is available below.

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Definitions of Prune belly syndrome:

A syndrome of hypoplasia or aplasia of the abdominal muscle, presenting a thin, loose, wrinkled and shriveled (prunelike) abdominal wall, with furrowlike umbilicus, and other anomalies, including persistent urachus, pigeon breast deformity, and a variety of gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, urogenital, and skeletal abnormalities. Prune belly syndrome may occur with or without pulmonic stenosis, deafness, and mental retardation. Distention of the bladder and urethra in utero is considered as a possible cause of abdominal overdistention. - (Source - Diseases Database)

Prune belly syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Prune belly syndrome, or a subtype of Prune belly syndrome, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Prune belly syndrome as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet


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