Infant Female Patient with Wide Urogenital Sinus Opening with Bladder Neck at Upper End, Double Diverging Vaginas, and Rectal Fistula Anterior to Vaginas (Hendren Patient Case)

Case Overview: 
  • Infant female referred in 1988 at 2 months after transverse colostomy elsewhere
  • Wide urogenital sinus opening with bladder neck at upper end, double diverging vaginas, and rectal fistula anterior to vaginas
  • A complex case that required unraveling the anatomy by radiology and cystoscopy to formulate a plan to reconstruct it
Follow Up: 
  • At age 24 years, urination, defecation, and menstruation normal
  • Very allergic to latex, which is common after multiple operations in children
  • Norm today is that latex products should not be used in the operating room

Publications & Educational Resources
Cloacal Malformations: Experience with 105 Cases

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