• Does a standardized operative approach in cloacal reconstruction allow for preservation of a patent urethra?

    1 day ago - By Journal of Pediatric Surgery

    Cloacal malformations are recognized as a particularly challenging congenital condition to manage and they present with a wide spectrum of anatomical configurations making surgical repair very complicated. Urethral necrosis or urethral loss is a known and devastating complication of cloacal repair. The surgical repair of these malformations has evolved over time and historically only common channel length was measured. More recently, it has been advocated that the urethral length and the CC are both important in determining surgical repair.
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