Delayed Surgical Management of an Unusual Classic Bladder Exstrophy Variant

Published:November 24, 2022DOI:


      Anterior abdominal wall defects are rare anomalies that can affect multiple organ systems including gastrointestinal, genitourinary, musculoskeletal, and the neurospinal axis. The highly varied, complex anatomy in this patient population creates a challenging reconstruction scenario that merits careful surgical planning. We present an unusual female variant with an anorectal malformation as well as musculoskeletal and genital abnormalities consistent with classic bladder exstrophy in which the urinary bladder, sphincter, and urethra were largely uninvolved.


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