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, ss.717-719, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 83 Konu: 7
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s12098-015-1975-0
  • Dergi Adı: INDIAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.717-719

Özet

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.