Prune belly syndrome

By: Tyler Bryant

What causes this?

It is caused by a urethral obstruction during fetal development


Partial or complete absence of abdominal muscles

What are the symptoms?

Abdomen with wrinkly appearance

Abdominal mass sits over the pubic bone

Urinary tract organs may be easy to feel through the area

What goes on inside the body to cause these symptoms?

The urethral obstruction blocking the urinary extract

What are the treatments?

There is no specific treatment for this condition, they are all based on age

What is the prevention for this issue?

You can get screening of fetal anomalies to make sure you don't have it

Interesting facts


The prune belly syndrome is associated in trisomy 18 and 21

1 in 40,000 births have prune belly

Bibliography

"Prune Belly Syndrome: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia." U.S National Library of Medicine. U.S. National Library of Medicine, n.d. Web. 22 Dec. 2015.


"Prune Belly Syndrome." - Online Medical Encyclopedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Dec. 2015.


"Prune Belly Syndrome: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia." U.S National Library of Medicine. U.S. National Library of Medicine, n.d. Web. 22 Dec. 2015

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