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Medical Term:

cloacal exstrophy


Definition: congenital anomaly with two exstrophied bladder units separated by an exstrophied segment of intestine, which is usually cecum, receiving ileum superiorly and continuing distally to blind ending microcolon. A number of variants of anatomic disarray can occur.

Synonym(s): ectopia cloacae

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