oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - Anaesthesia for prune belly syndrome : syndromic vignettes in anaesthesia



Extracted from text ... SYNDROMIC VIGNETTES IN ANAESTHESIA 10 Anaesthesia for prune belly syndrome Synopsis of patient: An 18month old, 12.8kg male presented for laparotomy. He is a known 'prune belly' syndrome and had undescended testes. The purpose of the laparotomy was to locate his testes and perform a bilateral orchidopexy if possible. His mother gave a history that he suffered from recurrent chest infections but his chest was clear on the day of surgery. He had no cardiac abnormalities. His abdominal musculature was deficient and had no tone. It seemed to consist of folds of loose redundant skin (Fig1a and b). ..


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