A case of prune-belly syndrome: prenatal diagnostic problems

Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol. 1981;8(2):70-3.


The authors discuss a case of "Prune-belly syndrome" which could be diagnosed prenatally thanks to echography; they stress the importance of echographic controls since the first gestational weeks to better recognize pathological findings, and describe their attempts to drain the megavesica. However these attempts could not reverse the ominous prognosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Amniocentesis
  • Echocardiography
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Phosphatidylcholines / urine
  • Pregnancy
  • Prenatal Diagnosis*
  • Prune Belly Syndrome / diagnosis*
  • Prune Belly Syndrome / diagnostic imaging
  • Prune Belly Syndrome / pathology
  • Radiography, Abdominal
  • alpha-Fetoproteins / urine


  • Phosphatidylcholines
  • alpha-Fetoproteins