Urethroplasty and vaginoplasty by a single small bowel interposition graft: A novel technique for cloacal reconstruction
Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Cloaca; Neovagina; Small bowel graft; Urethroplasty; Vaginal replacement; Vaginoplasty
Despite the advances in surgical management of anorectal malformations, repair of cloacal malformations remains a challenging condition for many pediatric surgeons. Posterior cloaca is present where urogenital sinus deviates posteriorly to form a cloaca with rectum. Often, achieving adequate urethral and vaginal length can be challenging. We describe a novel technique where a loop of small bowel on a single mesenteric blood supply could be constructed in 2 functional tubular structures: one for urethral and the other for vaginal replacement. © 2011 Elsevier Inc.
Numanoglu, A., Levitt, M., & Rode, H. (2011). Urethroplasty and vaginoplasty by a single small bowel interposition graft: A novel technique for cloacal reconstruction. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 46 (8). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2011.04.009