J Pediatr Surg 2021 Sep 4. Epub 2021 Sep 4.
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust, Department of Specialist Neonatal and Paediatric Surgery, Great Ormond Street, London WC1N 3JH, United Kingdom; Wellcome / EPSRC Centre for Interventional and Surgical Sciences (WEISS), University College of London, 43 - 45 Foley Street, London W1W 7TS, United Kingdom; UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, Developmental Biology and Cancer Research Department, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH, United Kingdom. Electronic address:
Background: Cloacal exstrophy (CE) is the most severe end of the Exstrophy-Epispadias Complex malformations spectrum. Improvements in postnatal management and well-established operative techniques have resulted in survival rates approaching 100%. This systematic review aims to define the prevalence of long-term active medical problems affecting CE patients after the first decade of life. Read More