Prune Belly Syndrome News and Research

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Prune belly syndrome is a birth defect affecting the abdominal muscles, genital organs and urinary tract of the infant. The muscles of the abdomen are poorly developed and the skin covering them is wrinkled, giving an appearance similar to a prune, hence the name of the disorder. The testicles of male infants may not have descended into the scrotal sack and the infant may also have a urinary tract malformation which often results in urinary infections.