Calculus in a toddler with end-stage renal disease due to prune-belly syndrome

E. Davidovich, Y. Frishberg, D. J. Aframian, B. Peretz*

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    Prune-belly syndrome is a congenital kidney and urinary tract anomaly which may lead to end-stage renal failure (ESRF). The present case describes an infant suffering from end-stage kidney disease due to prune-belly syndrome, undergoing chronic hemodialysis, with excessive calculus deposits which disappeared following kidney transplantation. Possible explanations are discussed. The first mechanism is associated with lack of oral function which may have caused pooling of saliva around the teeth enhancing precipitations of minerals. The second possible mechanism is associated with the child's uremic state. The third mechanism could be a disturbance in calcium-phosphor metabolism. It is possible that in the present case, the gastrostomy and the electrolyte disturbances characterizing ESRF had an additive effect.

    Original languageAmerican English
    Pages (from-to)63-66
    Number of pages4
    JournalOral Diseases
    Issue number1
    StatePublished - Jan 2006


    • Calculus
    • End-stage renal failure
    • Oral hygiene
    • Prune-belly syndrome


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