Eur J Plast Surg (2012) 35:241–243 DOI 10.1007/s00238-010-0525-2 CASE REPORT The prune belly syndrome: report of a rare case and review of literature Kristoff Verdonck & Gregory Van Eeckhout & Veerle De Boe & Paul Wylock Received: 12 April 2010 /Accepted: 17 October 2010 /Published online: 28 January 2011 Springer-Verlag 2010 Introduction urinary tract causing a dilatation of the bladder and, secondary to this situation, a pressure atrophy of the The prune belly syndrome (PBS) is a rare birth disorder abdominal muscles. Although very plausible, his theory characterized by three major findings: a variable aplasia of was countered by histopathological investigation of the the abdominal wall, urinary tract malformations, and abdominal wall which revealed that there was no atrophy cryptorchidism [1–3]. The syndrome was first described but rather a developmental arrest of the muscle. by Frölich in 1839 , but it was not until 1901 that the A more recent theory is that of a mesenchymal condition was named by Ösler . The syndrome got its development arrest between the sixth to tenth week of descriptive name due to the wrinkled abdominal skin (the gestation [6, 13]. This could also explain the involvement intestinal pattern is evident through the
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