2012, Number 2
Acta Pediatr Mex 2012; 33 (2)
Baeza-Herrera C, Cortés-García R, Villalobos-Castillejos A, Velázquez-Pino H
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ABSTRACT“Prune-belly” syndrome and Bochdalek hernia is unusual congenital association of malformations of the newborn that lead to incomplete formation of the diaphragm and the genitourinary tract systems. Currently, incomplete mesodermal development is considered as the cause for these complex non genetic syndromes; however the etiology is still unknown. We present an unusual case sharing characteristics of “prune-belly” syndrome and Bochdalek hernia. We hypothesize that they are malformations due to a failure to create a normal mesodermal interaction.