Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which doctors treat prune belly syndrome?

Prune belly syndrome is treated by pediatric urologist or pediatric surgeons. Abnormalities of the urinary tract are treated by urologists/ pediatric urologists. Abdominal reconstruction may require the specialties of a plastic surgeon.

2. Do children with prune belly syndrome survive till adulthood?

Yes. With proper treatment, many patients with prune belly syndrome do live a near-normal life.

3. Why is surgical correction of undescended testes necessary?

The location of the testes in the scrotum exposes them to lower temperatures than in the abdomen. This ensures effective production of sperms by the testes. Undescended testes, if left untreated, could lead to complications like sterility and cancer. Hence surgical correction is warranted before any damage occurs to the testes.


cwxyz1 Friday, February 15, 2013

hmm...well my name is chris whit[not full last name]...I'm born with prune belly syndrome and to tell you all the truth...its not that bad...I just can't go out and do physical sports that would cause complications to my stomach...I've had surgeries when I was a kid due to falling down on a tree branch...I know it sucks...but again its not that bad...I don't really care for a cure because well its too late...have a good day yall

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