CC BY 4.0 · European J Pediatr Surg Rep. 2021; 09(01): e46-e49
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1728724
Case Report

Posterior Cloacal Variant with Clitorolabial Transposition and a Rectoperineal Fistula

Niveshni Maistry
1  Department of Paediatric Surgery, Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, Diepkloof, Soweto, Gauteng, South Africa
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1  Department of Paediatric Surgery, Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, Diepkloof, Soweto, Gauteng, South Africa
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Chris Westgarth-Taylor
1  Department of Paediatric Surgery, Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, Diepkloof, Soweto, Gauteng, South Africa
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Abstract

We present a case and discuss the management of a posterior cloacal variant not as yet described in the literature. A 5-week-old infant presented to our institution with a posterior cloacal variant and transposition of the clitoris and labia. After initial radiological investigations, staged operative intervention was performed over a 1-year period. This included an initial laparotomy (with drainage of hydrocolpos and formation of a colostomy), a left ureteric reimplantation and a posterior sagittal anorectoplasty due to a rectoperineal fistula. The child is under continued long-term follow-up by our specialist pediatric surgical team.



Publication History

Received: 12 November 2020

Accepted: 06 March 2021

Publication Date:
18 May 2021 (online)

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