Abdominal Muscle Deficiency Syndrome (prune-belly syndrome)
condition of newborn babies, in which the baby has no abdominal muscles, so the stomach looks like a shriveled prune
rare birth defect affecting about 1 in 40,000 births.
common symptoms triad:
- absence of abdominal muscles
- undescended testes
- abnormalities of the upper urinary tract affecting urethra, bladder, ureters and kidneys.
Surgical correction of the congenital abnormalities
vesicostomy – allowing urine to drain through a stoma in the abdomen
orchiopexy – surgical correction of undescended testes in male infants
many infants progress rapidly to renal failure.