abdominal muscle deficiency syndrome

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ab·dom·i·nal mus·cle de·fi·cien·cy syn·drome

[MIM*100100, MIM*264140]
congenital absence (partial or complete) of abdominal muscles, in which the outline of the intestines is visible through the protruding abdominal wall; in men, genitourinary anomalies (urinary tract dilation and cryptorchidism) are also found; genetics unclear.
See also: prune belly syndrome.

abdominal muscle deficiency syndrome

n.
Congenital absence of abdominal muscles, in which the outline of the intestines is visible through the protruding abdominal wall and the skin in the abdominal region is wrinkled.
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Aidan Pert, 12, is one of just four people in the UK with prune belly syndrome, named after sufferers' wrinkled abdomens.
Also known as Prune Belly, the condition leaves sufferers with a range of problems including weak abdominal muscles and major kidney trouble.
At 32 weeks, Connor was diagnosed with Prune Belly Syndrome - a rare condition which attacks the urinary tract, kidneys and bladder.
He suffers from a condition called Prune Belly Syndrome, which causes birth abnormalities and Connor was born with limited kidney function, some of his stomach muscles missing and without his right foot.
Editor's Note: For more information, contact the National Prune Belly Syndrome Network, c/o Brian Beirne, RN, 30 Salem Blvd, Naugatuck, CT 06770-3720.
Connor suffers from a condition called Prune Belly Syndrome, which causes birth abnormalities.
Jack was born with prune belly syndrome, which affects the urinary tract, and needed regular dialysis sessions.