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Case report
Unusual variant of pseudo prune belly syndrome
  1. Arun Kumar Loganathan,
  2. Ravi Kishore Barla S S and
  3. Jujju Jacob Kurian
  1. Paediatric Surgery, Christian Medical College and Hospital Vellore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Jujju Jacob Kurian; jujjujacobkurian{at}


Unilateral pseudo prune belly syndrome (PPBS) is a rare variant with only two other cases found in the main literature until. We present a 9-month old boy with left-sided lax abdominal wall, undescended testes and major vesicoureteric reflux involving only the left side. He underwent left orchidopexy and left end ureterostomy followed by left nephrectomy. Unilateral variant supports the theory of mesodermal arrest as a cause for prune belly syndrome. Treatment is individualised and prognosis is relatively better when compared with other variants of PPBS.

  • paediatric surgery
  • congenital disorders
  • urinary tract infections

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  • Contributors AKL—writing the article, literature review. RKBSS—literature review. JJK—editing the article.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Parental/guardian consent obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.