Posterior cloaca: a unique defect.

@article{Pena1998PosteriorCA,
  title={Posterior cloaca: a unique defect.},
  author={A. Pena and Oded Kessler},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={1998},
  volume={33 3},
  pages={407-12}
}
The authors present nine cases of a unique defect in which urethra and vagina are fused together forming a urogenital sinus that deviates posteriorly and opens in the anterior rectal wall at the anus or immediately anterior to it. The rectum is essentially normal or may be minimally anteriorly mislocated. The authors call this defect posterior cloaca. The diagnosis requires a suspicious observer and a meticulous examination of the female genitalia. A complete urologic evaluation is mandatory… CONTINUE READING

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