What is the role of surgery in the treatment of prune-belly syndrome?

Updated: Nov 05, 2019
  • Author: James G Glasser, MD, MA, FACS; Chief Editor: Dharmendra J Nimavat, MD, FAAP  more...
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Operative procedures to correct prune-belly syndrome include the following:

  • Reconstruction of the abdominal wall (especially the lower portion)

  • Repair of the urinary collecting system (megaureters and megacystis)

  • Performance of bilateral orchiopexies


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