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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.


    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.

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