Prune belly syndrome, according to Dr. Elizabeth Ingulli, an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota who specializes in pediatric nephrology, a rare disorder that affects one in every 30,000 live births.
Prune belly syndrome is a defect that left Lance without abdominal muscles and severe kidney problems, Ingulli
Despite that, Ingulli
said, Lance has beaten the odds.
The scars will fade, Dr. Ingulli
said, but because of the prune belly syndrome, the disfigurement won't.