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Case Reports in Pediatrics
Volume 2016, Article ID 8538935, 3 pages
Case Report

Cloacal Exstrophy Repair with Primary Closure of Bladder Exstrophy: A Case Report and Review of Literature

1Institute of Child Health, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 3BX, UK
2Great Ormond Street Children’s NHS Trust, Great Ormond Street, London WC1N 3JH, UK

Received 15 March 2016; Accepted 8 May 2016

Academic Editor: Carmelo Romeo

Copyright © 2016 George Bethell et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Cloacal exstrophy is the most complex congenital, ventral, abdominal wall defect. Traditionally surgery consists of a staged approach to repair which takes place on many separate theatre visits. In this case a primary approach was undertaken resulting in a relatively short inpatient stay and a reduced risk from multiple surgical procedures under general anaesthesia.