Pediatric Persistent cloaca

Pediatric Persistent cloaca

Pediatric Persistent cloaca

Persistent cloaca is a birth defect in female babies in which the rectum, vagina and urinary tract connect into a single channel.

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What is Pediatric Persistent cloaca?

In normal development, a female has three openings in the groin area: the urinary tract, the vagina and the rectum.

Persistent cloaca occurs when the rectum, vagina and urinary tract connect into a common channel. The channel has a single opening, which is usually located at the normal site of the urethra (where urine exits the body).

What are the signs and symptoms of Pediatric Persistent cloaca?

  • Abnormalities of the spinal cord
  • Clitoris that resembles a penis
  • Deformed limbs
  • Malformed or absent anus
  • Multiple vaginas and cervixes
  • Obstructed vagina that can lead to abdominal swelling
  • Persistent urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Structural defects of the heart

What are the causes of Pediatric Persistent cloaca?

Persistent cloaca occurs during fetal development and affects about one in every 50,000 babies.

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