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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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