abdominal muscle deficiency syndrome

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.
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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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