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      Abdominoplastia por plicatura anterior longitudinal na síndrome de prune belly: experiência inicial do hospital municipal Jesus Translated title: Abdominoplasty by longitudinal anterior plicature in prune belly syndrome: preliminary experience in hospital municipal Jesus


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          OBJETIVO: Apresentar os resultados iniciais com o uso da técnica de abdominoplastia longitudinal anterior por plicatura parietal descrita por Furness et al (1998) no Hospital Municipal Jesus. MÉTODO: Descrevemos as características e resultados dos primeiros pacientes tratados em nosso serviço, inclusive duas modificações adotadas com relação à técnica descrita, a saber, a exploração retroperitoneal sistemática para cura da criptorquia bilateral simultânea à abdominoplastia e a celiotomia "de segurança" para todos os pacientes operados. RESULTADOS: O seguimento dos pacientes foi de 1,5 ano, 15 meses e 10 meses, respectivamente. Foi possível demonstrar que a técnica adotada foi de fácil execução e pequena morbidade, com resultados estéticos satisfatórios, grande melhora das condições psicológicas e do convívio social para os pacientes desde o pós-operatório imediato, melhora da constipação crônica, capacidade aeróbica e postura. Quanto às repercussões urodinâmicas, aguardamos reavaliação a longo prazo, para conclusões mais efetivas. CONCLUSÃO: A abdominoplastia longitudinal anterior é uma técnica de fácil execução e segura para o tratamento da síndrome de prune belly e melhora a capacidade funcional muscular abdominal. Tem conseqüências urodinâmicas, que necessitam de avaliação após longo prazo.

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          BACKGROUND: Our aim is tis present initial results with the anterior longitudinal abdominoplasty, described by Furness et al (1998) in three patients operated at the Hospital Municipal Jesus, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. METHODS: We describe pre and post-operative clinical data and surgical results for the first three patients submitted to surgical treatment and describe two technical modifications: retroperitoneal systematic exploration simultaneously to parietal abdominoplasty to treat cryptochid testicles and "for safety" celiotomy to protect abdominal viscera. RESULTS: Follow up 1,5 year, 15 and 10 months for patients 1, 2 and 3, respectivelly. We could demonstrate that anterior longitudinal abdominoplasty is a safe and easily performed surgical technique, with good aesthetic results and significant psychological and social improvement. Chronic constipation, aerobic capacity and postural changes are also ameliorated. Regarding urodynamic repercussions we think that a longer period of observation is necessary to reach any definitive conclusions. CONCLUSIONS: Anterior longitudinal abdominoplasty is an effective and safe technique to treat prune belly syndrome patients and ameliorates functions of the abdominal parietes. It has urodynamic consequences that need long-term follow-up.

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                Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
                Rev. Col. Bras. Cir.
                Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões (Rio de Janeiro )
                June 2001
                : 28
                : 3
                : 173-179
                [1 ] Universidade Federal Fluminense Brazil
                [2 ] Hospital Municipal Jesus
                [3 ] Hospital Municipal Jesus
                [4 ] Hospital Municipal Jesus



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                Prune belly syndrome,Abdominoplasty,Síndrome de Prune Belly,Abdominoplastia
                Prune belly syndrome, Abdominoplasty, Síndrome de Prune Belly, Abdominoplastia


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