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Retinoblastoma and prune belly syndrome: the first described association in literature

Rafat Turki1, Ibrahim Alnawaiseh1, Ewa Jasińska2, Agata Pietras-Baczewska2, Mustafa Mehyar1, Yacoub A. Yousef1, Robert Rejdak2, Rashed Mustafa Nazzal3
Ophthalmol J 2020;5:143-145.


Background: Retinoblastoma is the most common primary intraocular tumor in children. Prune belly syndrome
is a rare congenital disease affecting newborns. The combination of the two diseases has never been reported before.
In this article, we present a case of a male infant diagnosed with prune belly syndrome (PBS) at birth.

Case report: Patient underwent many surgeries to manage the resulting consequences of PBS. At the age of 7
months, he presented with left eye leukocoria. He was examined and diagnosed with retinoblastoma. The eye was
enucleated, and the diagnosis was confirmed histopathologically. This is the first case to be described in the literature
of such an association to the best of our knowledge.

Key words: prune belly syndrome; retinoblastoma; Eagle-Barrett syndrome

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