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May 16, 1977

Prune-Belly Syndrome in a 54-Year-Old Man

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics, University of Minnesota Hospitals, Minneapolis.

JAMA. 1977;237(20):2216-2217. doi:10.1001/jama.1977.03270470052025

A 54-year-old man was diagnosed as having prune-belly syndrome, a deficiency of abdominal musculature, cryptorchidism, abnormalities of the urinary tract, and chronic renal failure. The patient was asymptomatic until the diagnosis was made at the age of 54 years; he is one of the oldest living patients to be reported in detail. Recognition of the syndrome in adults with chronic renal failure is important.

(JAMA 237:2216-2217, 1977)

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