Medications for Prune-Belly Syndrome
What is Prune-Belly Syndrome:
Prune belly syndrome is also known as triad syndrome or Eagle-Barrett syndrome. It is characterized by a triad of abnormalities that include the following:
- absence of abdominal muscles
- undescended testicles - a condition seen in newborns whereby one (or both) of the male testes has not passed down into the scrotal sac
- an abnormal, expanded bladder and problems in the upper urinary tract, which may include the bladder, ureters, and kidneys
Because of the substantial involvement of the urinary tract, children with prune belly syndrome are usually unable to completely empty their bladders and have serious bladder, ureter, and kidney impairment. A child with prune belly syndrome may also have other birth defects. Most commonly, these defects involve the skeletal system, intestines, and heart. Girls may have defects in their external genitalia, as well.
Some infants who have prune belly syndrome may be stillborn or die within a few months of birth.
There are currently no drugs listed for "Prune-Belly Syndrome" See Renal Dysfunction