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Information for Parents


  • What is this disease?

    • Cloaca is a malformation in which urine and feces drain into a common channel opening in the perineum (the area where the anus and vagina are normally located). 

  • How it is diagnosed?

    • Clinical examination, USG, MRI, Examination under anaesthesia and cysto vaginoscopy, laparoscopy is used to diagnose and understand anatomy.

  • How it is treated?

    • It is treated by staged surgery , in which reconstruction is done.

  • When it should be operated?

    • Colostomy is done in newborn period ,followed by definitive repair at around one year of age.

  • Are there other alternative methods of treatment?

    • In indicated cases, surgery is the only treatment option.

  •  What all I need to know before my child surgery?

    • Read “All you need to know before your child’s surgery” information booklet in website

  • How is the surgery done?

    • Stage 1- transverse colostomy

    • Stage 2- PSARVUP OR TUM or others

    • Stage 3- colostomy closure

  • Remarks

    • For more details of surgery, contact your surgeon.

  • Related Photographs and videos

    • Few photographs of steps done by me is given here for learning purposes. 

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