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Abdominal wall reconstruction in the prune belly syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6461737     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In our institution, 12 patients have been encountered with prune belly syndrome. Eight children have undergone evaluation of their abdominal musculature by electromyography. Results of their studies show that major functioning or recoverable muscle exists in the lateral and upper sector of the abdomen, but that little or no muscle exists in the lower central abdomen. Based in part on these findings, an operation has been devised which spares all potentially functioning musculature and corresponding motor nerves, and disposes of nonfunctioning and nonrecoverable muscle. In terms of cosmetic appearance and gross motor testing, these growing boys show significant improvement.
J Randolph; C Cavett; G Eng
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric surgery     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0022-3468     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr. Surg.     Publication Date:  1981 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-06-14     Completed Date:  1982-06-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0052631     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  960-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Abdominal Muscles / physiology,  surgery*
Child, Preschool
Prune Belly Syndrome / surgery*

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