Article Text

PDF

Respiratory function in the prune-belly syndrome.
  1. C H Crompton,
  2. I B MacLusky,
  3. D F Geary
  1. Department of Pediatrics, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada.

    Abstract

    Respiratory function was evaluated in 11 patients with prune-belly syndrome. Nine had evidence of gas trapping and six of restrictive lung disease. These abnormalities of lung function appear to be secondary to the musculoskeletal disorder associated with prune-belly syndrome rather than parenchymal lung disease.

    Statistics from Altmetric.com

    Request permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.