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Unusual variant of pseudo prune belly syndrome


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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