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Rare association of prune belly syndrome with pouch colon

Authors Ragavan M, Uppala H, Pradeep P, Sarvavinothini

Published 17 January 2011 Volume 2011:2 Pages 9—12


Review by Single anonymous peer review

Peer reviewer comments 2

M Ragavan1, U Haripriya1, PV Pradeep1, J Sarvavinothini2
1Department of Endocrine Surgery, 2Department of Anaesthesia, Narayana Medical College and Superspeciality Hospital, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India

Abstract: Prune belly syndrome is a triad characterized by abdominal wall musculature deficiency, cryptorchidism and urinary tract abnormalities, and is often associated with other anomalies. Although associated anorectal anomalies have been reported with this syndrome, only two cases of pouch colon, a rare type of anorectal malformation, have been reported. We report a case of prune belly syndrome with pouch colon presenting with retention of urine.

Keywords: prune belly, triad syndrome, pouch colon, anorectal malformation

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