Prune Belly Syndrome (Eagle Barrett Syndrome)

Prune Belly Syndrome (PBS), also known as Eagle-Barrett Syndrome, is a rare condition characterized by common or complete absence of the abdominal muscles, failure of both testes to descend into the scrotum and urinary tract malformations.

Bladders of Prune-Belly patients are normal or enlarged in size but often empty poorly. Patients may also experience abnormalities in their ureters and urethra. Renal failure is also common in Prune-Belly patients, possibly in part due to reflux and infection. Patients with a history of undescended testes should also see a urologist for a fertility evaluation.

The Northwestern Medicine Congenital Urology Program provides comprehensive treatment and continuous care for patients with prune belly syndrome.

Meet the Team

Northwestern Medicine urologists offer comprehensive urologic care focusing primarily on the diagnosis and treatment of urologic disorders, including Prune Belly Syndrome.

Meet the Northwestern Medicine Downtown Chicago Prune Belly Syndrome Team