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Persistent cloaca » Anus Q43.7

Definition:

Must be suspected in a girl with a somewhat abnormal female genitalia, and imperforate anus.
Often coexisting anorectal atresia.
It is more common in girls than in boys in whom it appears as a large vesico-anal fistula with anal atresia.

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Photo 2 cases showing fusion of intestinal and genito-urinary tracts.

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