Dental treatment of patients with prune belly syndrome

A review of literature was done using four search engines (PubMed, Google Scholar, Scopus, Science Direct) and keywords (individually and in combinations): prune belly syndrome, PBS, Eagle-Barrett syndrome, dental manifestation, clinical manifestation, psychological aspects. The search was run with no language restrictions and covered the 1965–2021 time period. The search yielded a large number of articles. The vast majority were dealing with a variety of treatments. PBS is a multisystem disease with a variable spectrum ranging from mild cases to infant mortality. Comorbidities of PBS (63% gastrointestinal, 65% orthopedic and 49% cardiopulmonary) present challenges for treatment. PBS affects quality of life of patients and caregivers. We selected and summarized published information that is relevant to oral health and dental care. Providing information to dental practitioners will improve their understanding of PBS. It will help them to better treat patients with PBS and it will encourage more dental providers to welcome patients with PBS into their dental clinics.

Author(s): Garrett Roy Quilici, DDS ’22
Mentor(s): Dr. Marie Tolarova

Personalized Instructional Program Community Health Service and Health Promotion Award

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