Corset Usage for Gastrointestinal and Respiratory Problems in a Newborn with Prune Belly Syndrome

SATAR M. , Ozlu F. , Yapicioglu H. , Iskit S.

INDIAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, cilt.83, sa.7, ss.717-719, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 83 Konu: 7
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s12098-015-1975-0
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.717-719


Prune Belly syndrome (PBS), comprises a triad of anomalies that include abdominal wall flaccidity, urologic anomalies and bilateral cryptorchidism in males. The abdominal musculature hypoplasia predisposes to respiratory problems, respiratory infections secondary to impaired cough mechanism, and cause chronic constipation secondary to ineffective valsalva ability. Here, the authors present a newborn baby with Prune Belly syndrome who had respiratory and gastrointestinal problems which resolved after corset use. To the authors knowledge, this is the first case of corset usage in the treatment of PBS in a newborn infant.