Key Points About Prune Belly Syndrome in Children
- Prune belly syndrome is a rare type of birth defect.
- It includes three main problems. A child will have missing muscles or severely weak muscles in the belly. One or both testicles are not in the scrotal sac (undescended testicles). And the bladder is large, and there are problems with the kidneys and ureters.
- A child with this syndrome often can't fully empty their bladder. This can cause serious bladder, ureter and kidney problems.
- If your child has a mild case, they may take antibiotics to prevent urinary tract infections. But some children may need surgery.
- Even with treatment, some children may develop kidney failure.
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