Cloacal exstrophy: A report of 34 cases

R. S. Hurwitz, G. A M Manzoni, P. G. Ransley, F. D. Stephens

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A clinical review is presented on 34 patients with cloacal exstrophy who were seen between 1963 and 1986. The patients were separated into 2 main groups: classical cloacal exstrophy (type I) and variant cloacal exstrophy (type II). In the classical cases 3 surface patterns were recognized: A-hemibladders confluent cranial to the bowel, B-hemibladders lateral to the bowel and C-hemibladders confluent caudal to the bowel. Surgical reconstruction was performed in 24 patients, with a 50 per cent survival rate. However, there was marked improvement in survival from 22 per cent between 1963 and 1978 to 90 per cent between 1979 and 1986.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1060-1064
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Urology
Issue number4 II
Publication statusPublished - 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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