Prune Belly Syndrome

Prune belly syndrome, also known as abdominal muscle deficiency, Eagle-Barrett syndrome, Obrinsky syndrome, or Fröhlich syndrome, is characterized by poor development of abdominal muscles, undescended testicles, and urinary tract problems. Its cause is unknown but mostly affects baby boys. It is a serious condition and can be life-threatening, causing infants to be stillborn or die within weeks from lung or kidney problems.

An ultrasound during pregnancy may also show the presence of an enlarged bladder or kidney, heart problems, bone or muscle abnormalities, GI problems and underdeveloped lungs.

Surgery may be able to correct abdominal muscles, urinary tract and testicles.

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