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Cloacal Exstrophy

What is Cloacal Exstrophy?

Cloacal exstrophy is a rare congenital malformation that can be diagnosed antenatally. The pattern of inheritance is unknown due to the small number of patients. The hindgut and cecum is exstrophied between two halves of the bladder. There is prolapse of the ileum and the handgut is blind ending. There is significant diastasis of the pubic symphysis and the phallus is also separated into two halves along with the scrotum. This is a rare disorder and is found in one in 400,000 births.

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