Abdominal muscle deficiency and undescended testes in a newborn baby…
“It was 5 years ago I had had a similar case as a Level 4 medical student. I searched and read about it and took down notes, and today I’m grateful I did. The abdomen was flattened with an appearance of printing intestines in a small portion, bulging flanks, and there were no testes palpable in the scrotal sac. The working diagnosis was Prune Belly Syndrome (also called Eagle-Barrett syndrome or Obrinsky syndrome). It groups a triad of abdominal muscle deficiency or absence, urological malformation and bilateral cryptorchidism. Renal and abdominal ultrasounds and CT-scans were requested to help confirm diagnosis. A contrast voiding cystourethrography should have also been performed. These made me ponder on how quickly such diagnoses would be gotten in the absence of prior clinical experience in our medical practice. No matter how much we read, it seems there are still some chapters left untouched.”
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