ISSN ONLINE: 2558-815X
ISSN PRINT: 1584-9244
ISSN-L: 1584-9244

Diagnostic challenge of prune belly syndrome: report of two cases


Introduction. Prune belly syndrome is a rare congenital malformation, which sets some diagnostic challenges especially in the first trimester of pregnancy.
Case presentation. We describe two cases of prune belly syndrome, accurately diagnosed in the first trimester with the use of ultrasound. The patients had no risk factors and no genetic or congenital anomalies in their families. The early diagnosis allowed the patients to interrupt the pregnancy with no long-term consequences.
Conclusions. Timely diagnosing and managing of foetal congenital defects is essential for the long-term sequels of pregnant women and their future reproductive plans.
Keywords: prune belly syndrome, urinary tract abnormalities, prenatal ultrasound


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Nikoleta G. TABAKOVA
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology , Medical University Varna, Varna, Bulgaria
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Tabakova NG, Balev BD. Diagnostic challenge of prune belly syndrome: report of two cases. Arch Balk Med Union. 2021;56(3):370-375.