An endoscopic examination, taking place after the neonatal period, allows the team to attain a more detailed anatomical understanding of the malformation. It is recommended that every patient undergo an endoscopic examination before undergoing reconstructive surgery. At Children’s National, the colorectal, urologic and gynecologic teams join with the interventional radiology team to perform both the endoscopic investigation and the cloacagram at the same setting. Then, the entire team discusses the anatomy and plans the reconstruction.
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