17-Year-Old Female Patient with Total Urinary and Fecal Incontinence Despite Multiple Procedures for Basic Cloacal Malformation (Hendren Patient Case)

Case Overview: 
  • 17-year-old female referred in 1979 with total urinary and fecal incontinence despite multiple misdirected procedures for her basic cloacal malformation
  • Severe hypertension secondary to renal scarring demanded immediate medical treatment


Follow Up: 
  • With expert medical control of her hypertension and continuous nephrologic monitoring, patient did surprisingly well for many years
  • She was advised to avoid pregnancy and she agreed, knowing that a transplant was in her future
  • She received a kidney from her father in January 2000, 20 years after the above surgical treatment
  • At age 49 years, the patient, her father, and his kidney were all functioning well
  • Bowel control remained normal
  • Blood pressure normal and she has suitable medical control.

Publications & Educational Resources
Further Experience in Reconstructive Surgery for Cloacal Anomalies


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