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Dr Meenakshi Choudhary
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© 2021Study Objective: To establish the gynecological and reproductive outcomes for girls born with a cloacal anomaly, seen in a pediatric specialist cloaca clinic. Design: Local approval was granted to conduct this review. Outcomes were retrospectively identified using healthcare records. Participants: Girls with known cloacal anomaly, seen in the cloaca clinic between 2009 and 2019, who had attained menarche or received gynecological input. Results: Nine females met the inclusion criteria, who were 12-30 years old. The mean age of menarche was 12 years (SD = 1.29). Two developed obstructed menstruation, requiring surgical intervention. Vaginal stenosis affected all women. Three women underwent revision surgery, and 1 is awaiting surgery. None of the women have attempted a pregnancy, to our knowledge. Conclusion: Cloacal anomaly is a rare complex condition. Female individuals with cloacal anomaly require multidisciplinary gynecology specialist care throughout adolescence and adulthood. Provision of a dedicated gynecological service could improve the quality of life of these women.
Author(s): Blyth UEB, Lall A, Jaffray B, Choudhary M
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
Pages: epub ahead of print
Online publication date: 12/01/2021
Acceptance date: 02/04/2018
ISSN (print): 1083-3188
ISSN (electronic): 1873-4332
Publisher: Elsevier Inc.
PubMed id: 33444778
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