Prune belly syndrome

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Prune belly syndrome

Prune belly syndrome, also called Eagle-Barrett syndrome, is a condition characterized by three main features: (1) a lack of abdominal muscles, causing the skin on the belly area to wrinkle and appear "prune-like";  (2) undescended testicles in males; and (3) urinary tract problems. The incidence of prune belly syndrome (PBS) is 1 in 40,000 births; 95% of cases occur in boys. The severity of symptoms in infants with prune belly syndrome can vary greatly from child to child.  At one end of the spectrum, the condition may cause severe urogenital and pulmonary problems incompatible with life (resulting in stillbirth); at the other end of the spectrum, the condition may cause few, if any, urological abnormalities that require no treatment other than  undescended testicle repair in males. The cause of the condition is unknown.
 

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

The Effect of Conservative Interventions on the Signs and Symptoms of Diastasis Recti
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Diastasis Recti And Weakness Of The Linea Alba

 

Last Updated: 28 Aug 2015

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Efficacy of the Female Athlete Body Project (FAB)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Eating Disorders; Female Athlete Triad

 

Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015

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Standardized Prenatal Clinical Care for LUTO
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Urethral Obstruction

 

Last Updated: 28 Jan 2016

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