Bladder exstrophy: Current management and postoperative imaging

Ketsia Pierre, Joseph Borer, Andrew Phelps, Jeanne S. Chow

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Bladder exstrophy is a rare malformation characterized by an infra-umbilical abdominal wall defect, incomplete closure of the bladder with mucosa continuous with the abdominal wall, epispadias, and alterations in the pelvic bones and muscles. It is part of the exstrophy-epispadias complex, with cloacal exstrophy on the severe and epispadias on the mild ends of the spectrum. Bladder exstrophy is the most common of these entities and is more common in boys. The goal of this paper is to describe common methods of repair and to provide an imaging review of the postoperative appearances.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)768-786
Number of pages19
JournalPediatric Radiology
Issue number7
StatePublished - Apr 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Bladder exstrophy
  • Children
  • Exstrophy-epispadias complex
  • Infants
  • MRI
  • Ultrasound
  • Voiding cystourethrogram

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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