Cloacal Exstrophy

  • Etiology: anterior abdominal wall defect leads to exposed bladder + cecum (cloaca)
  • Imaging: diastasis of symphysis pubis
  • Clinical: OEIS syndrome – omphalocele, bladder exstrophy, imperforate anus, spinal defects

Cases of Cloacal Exstrophy

AXR of cloacal exstrophy
AXR AP shows diastasis of the symphysis pubis and multiple spinal segmentation defects while the AXR lateral shows a small amount of bowel herniated anterior to the abdomen and inferior to the umbilicus along with a large skin covered spinal dysraphism posteriorly and a radioopaque marker being held in place over where the anus should be.