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Medical Term:

abdominal muscle deficiency syndrome


Definition: congenital absence (partial or complete) of abdominal muscles, in which the outline of the intestines is visible through the protruding abdominal wall; in men, genitourinary anomalies (urinary tract dilation and cryptorchidism) are also found; genetics unclear.

Synonym(s): prune belly, prune-belly syndrome

See Also: prune belly syndrome

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