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Introduction

A cloaca is a complex type of anorectal malformation (ARM) found in female patients who have an imperforate anus and a single perineal orifice on physical exam. This external opening is the distal most aspect of the common channel where three organ systems (gastrointestinal, reproductive and urinary) come together. The urethra, vagina, and rectum all open into this common channel which can be of varying lengths. The length of the common channel determines the maneuvers necessary for repair.

see also Anorectal Malformations

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Last updated: November 19, 2018

Citation

Speck, K. Elizabeth, et al. "Cloaca." Pediatric Surgery NaT, American Pediatric Surgical Association, 2018. APSA Webapp, www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829050/all/Cloaca.
Speck K, Avansino J, Levitt M. Cloaca. In: Waldhausen J, Powell D, Hirschl R, eds. Pediatric Surgery NaT. American Pediatric Surgical Association; 2018. https://www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829050/all/Cloaca. Accessed May 26, 2019.
Speck, K., Avansino, J., & Levitt, M. (2018). Cloaca. In Waldhausen, J., Powell, D., & Hirschl, R. (Eds.), Pediatric Surgery NaT. Available from https://www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829050/all/Cloaca
Speck K, Avansino J, Levitt M. Cloaca [Internet]. In: Waldhausen J, Powell D, Hirschl R, editors. Pediatric Surgery NaT. American Pediatric Surgical Association; 2018. [cited 2019 May 26]. Available from: https://www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829050/all/Cloaca.
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TY - ELEC T1 - Cloaca ID - 829050 A1 - Speck,K. Elizabeth,MD AU - Avansino,Jeffrey,MD AU - Levitt,Marc,MD ED - Waldhausen,John, ED - Powell,David, ED - Hirschl,Ron, Y1 - 2018/11/19/ BT - Pediatric Surgery NaT UR - https://www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829050/all/Cloaca PB - American Pediatric Surgical Association DB - APSA Webapp DP - Unbound Medicine ER -