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Bladder Cancer in a Long-term Survivor of the Prune Belly Syndrome

Published:December 06, 2021DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.urology.2021.11.028

      Abstract

      Prune belly syndrome (PBS) is a rare but morbid complexity of congenital anomalies that consists of abdominal wall defect, bilateral cryptorchidism, and urinary tract dilation. With the recent advances in perinatal care, the life expectancy of patients with PBS has improved. Although renal and sexual outcomes are frequently discussed in the literature, little is known about urinary tract malignancies in adulthood. Herein, we present a case of advanced bladder cancer in a 38-year-old man with PBS. To the best of our knowledge, a malignant tumor arising in a nondefunctionalized or nonaugmented bladder in patients with PBS has not been reported previously.
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